AMS 395D • Recent Brazil, 1919 to the Present
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lectures cover politics in Brazil, 1919-2005, with attention also to economic matters. The story opens with the uprisings of the 1920s and 1930, and then turns to the regimes of Vargas (who committed suicide in his office), Kubitschek (builder of Brasilia), Quadros (who resigned in 1961), and Goulart (overthrown in 1964). An examination of the ensuing military regime is followed by consideration of the more recent civilian administrators- those of Sarney, Collor (impeached in 1993), Itamar Franco and Fernando Henrique Cardoso- and the 2002 elections plus Lula's administration and U.S.-Brazil relations..
Among the required reading materials are: Skidmore, Politics in Brazil (Oxford) (Copies to be loaned to students) A study by Sheldon Maram (to be distributed)