Obras gerais, Editora Oxford University Press, 1967
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 Jo~ao Goulart and profoundly changes the nature of Brazil’s political institutions.
The first book by Thomas E. Skidmore, Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964, immediately became the definitive political history in English and Portuguese of those turbulent times. It was published by OUP in 1937 in hardcover but has been out of print in recent years. For this 40th anniversary, James Green, who is Skidmore’s literary executor at Brown University, will write a new foreword for the book, placing it in the context of the literature.a