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Politics in Brazil, 1930 - 1964: An Experiment in Democracy - 40th Anniversary Edition

Thomas E. Skidmore


A thorough study of Brazilian politics from 1930 to 1964, this book begins with Getúlio Vargas’ fifteen-year-rule — the latter part of which was a virtual dictatorship — and traces the following years of economic difficulty and political turbulence, culminating in the explosive coup d’etat that overthrew the constitutional government of President João Goulart and profoundly changed the nature of Brazils’ political institutions. The first book by Thomas E. Skidmore, Politics in Brazil, 1930–1964, immediately became the definitive political history in English and in Portuguese of those turbulent ... More

Keywords: Getúlio Vargas, João Goulart, Brazil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195332698
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332698.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas E. Skidmore, author
Carlos Manuel de cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Emeritus, Brown University
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