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Revolution in the Terra do Sol: The Cold War in Brazil

Sarah Sarzynski


This book recasts conventional narratives of the Cold War in Brazil and the 1964 coup through its examination of revolutionary social and cultural movements in the Northeastern region in the 1950s and 1960s. During this period, hundreds of thousands of rural men and women protested in the streets, on the plantations, and in the courtrooms for land, labor, and citizenship rights. In the wake of the Cuban Revolution, the strength of the rural social movements raised hopes and fears about the potential for social revolution in Brazil. Rural social movements, Conservative landowners, politicians, ... More

Keywords: Northeastern Brazil, Cold War, cultural representations, rural social movements, Brazilian popular culture, regionalism, inequality, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781503603691
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503603691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Sarzynski, author
Claremont McKenna College

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