This book attempts to relate changes in household economy, composition and size to the larger changes in the economy and society of Sao Paulo in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It looks at economic development at the micro level.
1. Household Economy and Modernization: A Comparative Perspective 2. Political Structure and Economy in Sio Paulo, 1554–1850 3. Kinship, Marriage, Birth, Death, and Inheritance 4. From Mud Houses to Town Houses: Rural-Urban Differentiation and Community Development in Sio Paulo: 1765, 1802, and 1836 5. From Bandeirantes to Coffee Barons: Occupational Differentiation and Crop Specialization in Sio Paulo: 1765, 1802, and 1836 6. Household Economy and Composition in an Urbanizing Frontier Community 7. Conclusion