This book provides an authoritative history of the Brazilian army from the army’s overthrow of the monarchy in 1889 to its support of the coup that established Brazil’s first civilian dictatorship in 1937. The period between these two events laid the political foundations of modern Brazila period in which the army served as the core institution of an expanding and modernizing Brazilian state.
The book is based on detailed research in Brazilian, British, American, and French archives, and on numerous interviews with surviving military and civilian leaders. It also makes extensive use of hitherto unused internal army documents, as well as of private correspondence and diaries. It is thus able to shed new light on the army’s personnel and ethos, on its ties with civilian elites, on the consequences of military professionalization, and on how the army reinvented itself after the collapse of its command structure in the crisis of 1930a reinvention that allowed the army to become the backbone of the post-1937 dictatorship of Getulio Vargas.
|Publisher:||Stanford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Frank D. McCann is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is author of The Brazilian-American Alliance 1937- 1945 , runner-up for the Bolton Prize and winner of the 1975 Bernath Prize .
Table of Contents
|List of Maps||ix|
|List of Tables||xi|
|2.||Reform and Construction||64|
|3.||Advance of Sabers||106|
|4.||Patriotism and Modernization||158|
|5.||Professionalism and Rebellion||191|
|6.||The Army of the 1920s||220|
|7.||The Revolution of 1930||259|
|8.||The Army and Revolutionary Politics||301|
|9.||Security of the Patria||344|
|10.||The Army and Ideological Politics||372|
|11.||The Generals and the Estado Novo||405|