History professor emeritus Roderick James Barman lives in Vancouver, married to historian Jean Barman.


Cambridge University, England, BA 1959, MA, 1964
University of California at Berkeley, MA, 1965, Ph.D., 1970


Princess Isabel of Brazil: Gender and Power in the Nineteenth Century (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2002), 261pp.

Citizen Emperor: Pedro II and the Making of Brazil, 1825-1891 (Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1999), 548pp. Awarded the Warren Dean Prize for the Best Book on Brazilian History, 1999-2000.

Brazil: the Forging of a Nation, 1798-1852 (Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1988), 334pp.


"Politics on the Stage: The Late Brazilian Empire as Dramatized by França Júnior," Luso-Brazilian Review 13, n. 2 (Winter 1976), 244-66.

With Jean Barman, "The Role of the Law Graduate in the Political Elite of Imperial Brazil," Journal of InterAmerican Studies and World Affairs 18, n. 4 (November 1974), 423-50.

"Justiniano José da Rocha e a Conciliaçóo: como se escreveu Açóo; reaçóo; transaçóo," Revista do Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro 301 (October-December 1973), 3-32.

With Jean Barman, "The Prosopography of the Brazilian Empire," Latin American Research Review 13, n. 2 (1978), 78-97.

"The Brazilian Peasantry Re-examined: the Implications of the Quebra-Quilo Revolt, 1874-1875," Hispanic American Historical Review 57, n. 3 (August 1977), 402-24.

"Business and Government in Imperial Brazil: the Experience of Viscount Mauá," Journal of Latin American Studies 13, pt. 2 (Nov. 1981), 239-64.

"Brazil and Its Historians in North America: The last Forty Years," The Americas 46, n. 3 (January 1990), 373-99.

"Brazilians in France, 1822-1872: Doubly Outsiders,"; 23-39 in Karen Racine and Ingrid E. Fey, ed., Strange Pilgrimages: Travel, Exile and National Identity in Latin America, 1800-1990s (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000).