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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2007

LAS 322 • RECENT BRAZIL, 1919-PRESENT

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41525 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
CAL 22
DULLES

Course Description

Lectures cover politics in Brazil, 1919-2002, with attention also to economic matters. The story opens with the uprisings of the 1920s and 1930s, and then turns to the regimes of Vargas (who committed suicide in 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 administrations-those of Sarney, Collar (impeached in 1993), Itamar Franco and Fernando Enrique cardoso- and the 2002 elections.

Texts

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)

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