Carlos Lacerda: The Rise and Fall of a Middle-Class Populist in 1950s Brazil

Carlos Lacerda: The Rise and Fall of a Middle-Class Populist in 1950s Brazil 1. Carlos Lacerda, Depoimento (Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira, 1977), 70. 2. For an academic treatment of the suicide, see John W. F. Dulles, Vargas of Brazil: A Political Biography (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1967), 327 – 37; and the essays in Ángela Maria de Castro Gomes, ed., Vargas e a crise dos anos ’50 (Rio de Janeiro: Relume Dumará, 1994). Rubem Fonseca’s Agosto (São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1990) was adapted as a TV Globo miniseries in 1993. The museum exhibition is housed in the Palácio do Catete, now the Museu da República, in the bedroom where Vargas shot himself. The popular Hispanic American Historical Review 83:4 Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press HAHR / November / McCann In the course of this interpretation and reinterpretation, opposition leader Carlos Lacerda’s role in the crisis of August 1954 has become well known. While Vargas himself spent the last year of his life politically immobilized by scandal and corruption, Lacerda spearheaded the ouster campaign that set in motion the events leading to the suicide. Between 1952 and 1954, Lacerda dedicated enormous energy and talent to the masterful orchestration of a campaign to undermine Vargas, drawing on crucial assistance http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hispanic American Historical Review Duke University Press

Carlos Lacerda: The Rise and Fall of a Middle-Class Populist in 1950s Brazil

Hispanic American Historical Review, Volume 83 (4) – Nov 1, 2003

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press
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0018-2168
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1527-1900
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10.1215/00182168-83-4-661
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1. Carlos Lacerda, Depoimento (Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira, 1977), 70. 2. For an academic treatment of the suicide, see John W. F. Dulles, Vargas of Brazil: A Political Biography (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1967), 327 – 37; and the essays in Ángela Maria de Castro Gomes, ed., Vargas e a crise dos anos ’50 (Rio de Janeiro: Relume Dumará, 1994). Rubem Fonseca’s Agosto (São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1990) was adapted as a TV Globo miniseries in 1993. The museum exhibition is housed in the Palácio do Catete, now the Museu da República, in the bedroom where Vargas shot himself. The popular Hispanic American Historical Review 83:4 Copyright 2003 by Duke University Press HAHR / November / McCann In the course of this interpretation and reinterpretation, opposition leader Carlos Lacerda’s role in the crisis of August 1954 has become well known. While Vargas himself spent the last year of his life politically immobilized by scandal and corruption, Lacerda spearheaded the ouster campaign that set in motion the events leading to the suicide. Between 1952 and 1954, Lacerda dedicated enormous energy and talent to the masterful orchestration of a campaign to undermine Vargas, drawing on crucial assistance

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Published: Nov 1, 2003

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