Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 March 1990

432 Pages | 1 map

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195063165

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The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-1985

Thomas E. Skidmore

A thorough study of Brazilian politics from 1930 to 1964, this book begins with Getulio 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'état that overthrew the constitutional government of President João Goulart and profoundly changed the nature of Brazil's political institutions. Now Skidmore has revisited his original work to reflect on learning the history of Brazil and the writing and reception of this work, while James N. Green provides a new foreword, discussing its formidable place in the historical literature of Brazil.


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