Father of the Poor?: Vargas and his Era / Edition 1

Father of the Poor?: Vargas and his Era / Edition 1

by Robert M. Levine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521585287

ISBN-13: 9780521585286

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the life and times of Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian dictator and president for most of the period from 1930 to 1954. It asks how Vargas' legacy influenced Brazil, and to what extent his social legislation affected people's lives. Vargas ignored individual rights and devoted as much effort to manipulating workers as to benefiting them. He did not

Overview

This book examines the life and times of Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian dictator and president for most of the period from 1930 to 1954. It asks how Vargas' legacy influenced Brazil, and to what extent his social legislation affected people's lives. Vargas ignored individual rights and devoted as much effort to manipulating workers as to benefiting them. He did not perceive the unequal distribution of power as a problem that needed to be solved. Although Vargas promised much and delivered little, Brazilians idolized him. Ordinary people would shrug and say, "The President always thought about us."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521585286
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
New Approaches to the Americas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
840,452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Vargas as Enigma; 2. In the Saddle, 1883–1937; 3. The Estado Novo, 1937–1945; 4. Populism Vargas-style, 1945–1954; 5. Different Getúlios; 6. Vargas' Incomplete Revolution; Appendices.

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