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Thoma E. Skidmore and Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira. Undated. Thoma E. Skidmore Archives. John Hay Library.

Books and Monographs  [ Top ]

Thomas E. Skidmore. Politics in Brazil, 1930-64: An Experiment in Democracy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1967). Paperback edition: 1969. Reprinted 1970, 1973, 1976, 1986.

Brazilian edition: Brasil, de Getúlio a Castelo, 1930-64 (Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Saga/Paz e Terra, 1969). Now in its eleventh printing.

Thomas E. Skidmore. Black Into White: Race and Nationality in Brazilian Thought (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974). Honorable mention for the Bolton Memorial Prize of the Conference on Latin American History. Reprinted with new Introduction by Duke University Press, 1992.

Brazilian edition: O preto no branco: raça e nacionalidade no pensamento brasileiro (Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Paz e Terra, 1976). Now in its second printing.

Thomas E. Skidmore. The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-85 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988). Winner of the Latin American Studies Association's Bryce Wood Award for best book on Latin America (all disciplines).

Brazilian Edition: Brasil de Castelo a Tancredo (São Paulo: Editora Paz e Terra, 1988). Now in its fourth printing.

Thomas E. Skidmore [co-editor with Simon Collier and Harold Blakemore]. Cambridge Encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean, rev. ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993). History Book Club selection.

Thomas E. Skidmore, ed. Television, Politics and the Transition to Democracy in Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).

Thomas E. Skidmore. Brasil Visto de Fora (São Paulo: Editora Paz e Terra, 1994).

Thomas E. Skidmore and Peter H. Smith. Modern Latin America, 6th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005). History Book Club selection.

Thomas E. Skidmore. Brazil: Five Centuries of Change (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999). History Book Club Selection.

Chapters in Books  [ Top ]

"Brazil's Search for National Identity in the Old Republic," in Raymond S. Sayers, ed., Portugal and Brazil in Transition (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1968), 127-144.

"The Death of Brazilian Slavery, 1866-1888," in Frederick Pike, ed., Select Problems in Latin American History (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1968), 134-171.

"Getúlio Vargas and the Estado Novo, 1937-45: What kind of Regime?" in Joseph Tulchin, ed., Problems in Latin American History (New York, 1973), 243-292.

"Politics and Economic Policy Making in Authoritarian Brazil, 1937-71," in Alfred Stepan, ed., Authoritarian Brazil: Origins, Policies and Future (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973), 3-46.

"United States Policy Toward Brazil: Assumptions and Options," in Ronald G. Hellman and Jon Rosenbaum, eds., Latin American International Affairs Series, vol. I, "Latin America: The Search for a New International Role" (New York, 1975), 191-213.

"The Politics of Economic Stabilization in Postwar Latin America," in James Malloy, ed., Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1976), 149-190.

"Brazil's Changing Role in the International System: Implications for U.S. Policy," in Riordan Roett, ed., Brazil in the Seventies (Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 1976), 9-40.

Brazilian translation: "As implicações do novo papel internacional brasileiro para as relações Brasil-Estados Unidos," in O Brazil na década de 70 (Rio de Janeiro: Zahar, 1978), 9-40.

"Workers and Soldiers: Urban Labor Movements and Elite Responses in Twentieth-Century Latin America," in Virginia Bernhard, ed., Elites, Masses and Modernization in Latin America, 1850-1930 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979), 79-126.

"The Political Economy of Policy-Making in Authoritarian Brazil, 1967-70," in Philip J. O'Brien and Paul Cammack, eds., Generals in Retreat: The Crisis of Military Rule in Latin America (Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 1985), 115-143.

"Brazilian Labor Relations: A New Era?," (co-authored with José Pastore) in Hervey Jeris, et. al. eds., Industrial Relations in a Decade of Economic Change (Madison: IRRA, 1985), 73-113.

"Brazil's Slow Road to Democratization: 1974-1985," in Alfred Stepan, ed., Democratizing Brazil (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989), 5-42.

"The Future of Democracy: An Analytical Summary," in Robert A. Pastor, ed., Democracy in the America: Stopping the Pendulum (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1989), 133-198.

"Racial Ideas and Social Policy in Brazil, 1870-1940," in Richard Graham, ed., The Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870-1940 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), 7-36.

"Raça e Classe no Brasil: Perspectiva Histórica," in Peggy A. Lovell, ed., Desigualdade racial no Brasil contemporâneo (Belo Horizonte: UFMG/CEDEPLAR, 1991), 35-50.

“Politics and the Media in a Democratizing Latin America,” in Skidmore, ed., Television, Politics, and the Transition to Democracy in Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1993), 1-22.

“Fact and Myth: Discovering a Racial Problem in Brazil,” in Calvin Goldscheider, ed., Population, Ethnicity, and Nation-Building (Boulder: Westview Press, 1995), 91-117.

"The Mythmakers: Architects of Brazilian National Identity" in Roberto Gonzalez-Echevaria and Enrique Pupo-Walker, eds., The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, vol. III.(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 345-362.

“Collor’s Downfall in Historical Perspective” in Keith S. Rosen and Richard Downes, eds. Corruption and Political Reform in Brazil: The Impact of Collor’s Impeachment (Miami: University of Miami North-South Center Press, 1999), 1-21.

“Brazilian Foreign Policy, 1930-1945: the Effects of Regime Change” published in a volume edited by the Department of International Relations, Universidade de Brasília.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles  [ Top ]

"Survey of Unpublished Sources on the Central Government and Politics of the German Empire, 1871-1918," American Historical Review , LXV (No. 4, July 1960), 848-859.

Gilberto Freyre and the Early Brazilian Republic: Some Notes on Methodology," Comparative Studies in Society and History, VI (no. 4, July 1964), 490-505.

"Letter from Brazil: Recent Publications in History and the Social Sciences," Luso-Brazilian Review, IV (no. 2, December 1967), 111-119.

"Failure in Brazil: From Popular Front to Armed Revolt," Journal of Contemporary History (London), vol. 5, no. 3 (1970), 137-57.

"Notes on Quantitative History: Federal Expenditure and Social Change in Mexico since 1910," Latin American Research Review, V (No. 1, Spring 1970), 71-85. [Co-authored with Peter H. Smith.]

"New Light on Euclides da Cunha: Letters to Oliveira Lima, 1903-1909," Luso-Brazilian Review, VIII (No. 1, Summer, 1971), 30-55. [Co-authored with Thomas H. Holloway.]

"Toward a Comparative Analysis of Race Relations since Abolition in Brazil and the United States," Journal of Latin American Studies, IV (Pt. 1, May 1972), 1-28.

"Eduardo Prado: A Conservative Nationalist Critic of the Early Brazilian Republic, 1889-1901," Luso-Brazilian Review, vol. 12, no. 2 (winter 1975), 149-161.

"The Historiography of Brazil, 1889-1964: I," Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 55, no. 4 (November 1975), 716-748.

"The Historiography of Brazil, 1889-1964: II," Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 56, no. 1 (February 1976), 81-109.

"The Years Between the Harvests: The Economics of the Castelo Branco Presidency, 1964- 67," Luso-Brazilian Review, vol. 15, no. 2 (Winter 1978), 153-177.

"Race and Class in Brazil: Historical Perspectives," Luso-Brazilian Review, vol. 20 (No. 1, Summer 1983), 104-118. Published also in Pierre-Michel Fontaine, ed., Race, Class and Power in Brazil (Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, 1985), 11-24.

"Brazil's American Illusion: From Dom Pedro II to the Coup of 1964," Luso-Brazilian Review , vol. 23 (no. 2, Winter 1986), 71-84.

"Comparing Argentina and Brazil: The Link Between Economics and Political Development," New World, vol. 1, no. 1 (1986), 12-45.

“Bi-Racial U.S. vs. Multi-Racial Brazil: Is the Contrast Still Valid?”, Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 25 (1993), 373-386.

“Studying the History of Latin America: A Case of Hemispheric Convergence,” Latin American Research Review, vol. 33, No. 1 (1998), 105-127.

“Where was the Brazilian Malinche? Myths of National Origin in Brazil and Mexico”, Yale Latin American Studies, 1 (1998), 45-56.

“Onde Estava a ‘Malinche’ Brasileira? Mitos de origem nacional no Brasil e no Mexico,” Cultura Vozes , vol.91, May/June (1997), 107-118.

“Affirmative Action: Lessons for Brazil,” originally delivered at the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, Brasilia, July 1996 and now published in Brazil: Five Centuries of Change.

“Thomas Skidmore Interview,” by Fernando Conceição and Walter Dávila, in Memórias do Presente: Artes do Conhecimento (Sao Paulo: Publifolha, 2003), 467-477.

Other Journal Articles  [ Top ]

"Germany, Austria, and Switzerland," American Historical Review , LXVI (January 1961-October 1961), 255-258, 563-565, 842-844, 1166-1169 (ed. of Bibliographical section).

"Gilberto Freyre e os Primeiros Tempos da Republica Brasileira," Revista Brasileria de Estudos Políticos , No. 22 (1967), 143-168.

"Brazilian Intellectuals and the Problem of Race, 1870-1930," [Occasional Paper No. 6: Graduate Center for Latin American Studies], Vanderbilt University: March 1969.

"O Negro no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos," Argumento (São Paulo), Ano 1, no. 1 (October 1973), 25-45.

"Brazil: From Revolution to Miracle," Latin American Review of Books, no. 1 (Spring 1973) 103-109.

"The Economic Dimensions of Populism in Argentina and Brazil: A Case Study in Comparative Public Policy," New Scholar, vol. 7, nos. 1/2 (1979), 129-166.

"The Politics of Economic Stabilization in Latin America: Notes Toward a Comparative Analysis of Selected Cases in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico," The Wilson Center: Latin American Program (Smithsonian Institution Building, Washington, DC), Working Paper no. 43 (1980).

"Introduction" in Thomas E. Skidmore, ed., "Brazil and Mexico: Contrasting Models of Media and Democratization," Occasional Paper #6, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies (Providence: Brown University, 1991).

"Ma Alla Fine Vince il Bianco," Storia e Dossier, VI, no. 51 (Maggio 1991), 16-23.

"Fact and Myth: Discovering a Racial Problem in Brazil," Working Paper #173 (April 1992): Kellogg Institute for International Affairs, University of Notre Dame.

Brazilian version: "Fato & Mito: Descobrindo um Problema Racial no Brasil," Cadernos de Pesquisa, No. 79 (November 1991), 5-16.

"EUA Bi-Racial vs. Brasil Multirracial: O Contraste Ainda é Valido?" Novos Estudos, No. 34 (November 1992), 49-62.

“Race Relations in Brazil,” Camões Center Quarterly, Vol. 4, Nos. 3&4 (1992-93), 49-61.

"Is Latin America the Future of Eastern Europe? A Symposium," Problems of Communism, vol. XLI (May-June 1992), 44-57.

“The United States and Latin America: A Permanent Misunderstanding?” The Nineteenth Annual Phi Alpha Theta Distinguished Lecture on History (SUNY-Albany, 1999).

“The Prism of Race,” Transit Circle (Porto Alegre: Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Americanos, dezembro 1999, no. 2).

“Temas e Metodologias nos Estudos das Relações Raciais Brasileiras,” Novos Estudos, No. 60 (July 2001).

“Dois Historiadores Pioneiros” Revista do Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro, Vol. 163, No. 417 (December 2002), 149-154.

“Raízes de Gilberto Freyre,” Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol.34, Issue 1 (February 2002), 1-20.

“Racial Mixture and Affirmative Action: The Cases of Brazil and the United States,” The American Historical Review, Vol.108, No.5 (December 2003), 1391-1396.

“Levi-Strauss, Braudel, and Brazil: A Case of Mutual Influence,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 22, No. 3 (July 2003), 340-349.

“Brazil’s Persistent Income Inequality: Lessons From History,” Latin American Politics and Society, Vol.46, No.2 (Summer 2004), 133-150.

“Brazilian Foreign Policy Under Vargas, 1930-1945: A Case of Regime Type Irrelevance,” in Dennis Roland et al. (eds.), Political Regime and Foreign Relations: A Historical Perspective, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004.