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Author Serbin, Kenneth P., author

Title From revolution to power in Brazil : how radical leftists embraced capitalism and struggled with leadership / Kenneth P. Serbin
Published Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 429 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Helen Kellogg Institute series on democracy and development
Kellogg Institute series on democracy and development.
Contents The surprise of the century -- The wrath of the dictators -- Decapitating the revolutionary leadership -- The guerrilla's lamentation -- The resistance becomes nonviolent -- Political prisoners -- Moderation in exile -- Power to the people, Brazilian-style -- The entrepreneurs -- From bullets to ballots -- A proletarian versus a free-marketer for president -- Revolutionaries in suits and ties -- The "American dream" in power -- An ex-revolutionary at the helm encounters turbulence and hostility -- Brazil five decades after the kidnapping
Summary "From Revolution to Power in Brazil: How Radical Leftists Embraced Capitalism and Struggled with Leadership examines terrorism from a new angle. Kenneth Serbin portrays a generation of Brazilian resistance fighters and militants struggling to rebuild their lives after suffering torture and military defeat by the harsh dictatorship that took control with the support of the United States in 1964, exiting in 1985. Based on two decades of research and more than three hundred hours of interviews with former members of the revolutionary organization National Liberating Action, Serbin's is the first book to bring the story of Brazil's long night of dictatorship into the present. It explores Brazil's status as an emerging global capitalist giant and its unique contributions and challenges in the social arena"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 03, 2020)
Subject Ação Libertadora Nacional (Organization : Brazil) -- History
Ação Libertadora Nacional (Organization : Brazil)
Revolutionaries -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Terrorism -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Military government -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Capitalism -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Economic history.
Military government.
Politics and government.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1964-1985.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1985-2002.
Brazil -- Economic conditions -- 1985-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019020350
ISBN 9780268105884