Autos and Progress

The Brazilian Search for Modernity
Author(s): 
Wolfe, Joel
ISBN: 
9780195174571
Date published: 
February 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Autos and Progress analyzes autos as both tools for and cultural symbols of Brazil's status as a modern nation. This book details attempts to remake the nation physically and economically, through road building, the establishment of a domestic auto industry, and the founding of Brasília, as well as culturally and politically with the transformation of segments of the poor into a democratic and assertive working class.