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Autos and progress : the Brazilian search for modernity

Author: Joel Wolfe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Wolfe, Joel, 1960-
Autos and progress.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009018928
(OCoLC)323127156
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Wolfe
ISBN: 9780199721276 0199721270 9780195174571 0195174577 9780195174564 0195174569
OCLC Number: 650306850
Description: 1 online resource (x, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents: First cars : curiosities of the elite --
The coming of tropical modernity : automobiles and the question of nation --
Americanism and Fordism : the search for a Brazilian El Dorado --
Nationalist development : Getũlio Vargas and the integration of Brazil --
The multinational solution : Juscelino Kubitschek and the national auto industry --
From technocrats to democrats : automobility and citizenship --
Epilogue: Tropical modernity in a globalized space.
Responsibility: Joel Wolfe.

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