London: Latin America Bureau, 1982. First edition. Paperback. 109p., wrps. Very Good. Item #169455
The book’s central theme is the history and development of the Brazilian labor movement and the attempts of the State to control and repress it. The struggle of the book’s title refers principally to the struggle of the trade unions against the State since the labor legislation of the Vargas government in 1937 established State control of the unions up to the abertura of General Figueiredo who promised to bring democracy back to Brazil, even if he had to do it "by force"