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GATTI JUNIOR, Décio. The State and private publishing houses in Brazil: the role and profile of textbook publishers (1970-1990). Cad. CEDES [online]. 2005, vol.25, n.67, pp. 365-377. ISSN 1678-7110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622005000300008.
This paper presents the results of a research in the field of the history of school disciplines, focusing on the role and profile of the Brazilian publishers of History textbooks from the 1970s to the 1990s. The study first verified that, at the end of the 1990s, many of the large publishing houses were connected with the production of textbooks and had begun their activity in the 1970s. To complement this analysis, the pertinent bibliography and documentation as well as the testimony of Brazilian publishers was consulted. At the same time as a shift from an almost handcrafted form of production to industrialized production occurred, there was a process of improvement in both quality of content and of publication. This meant the availability of more adequate material for the population either through the distributional policies carried out by the State or the direct purchase in bookstores.
Keywords : Textbooks; Publishers; Teaching of history.