João Alberto da Costa Pinto

The capitalism of managers. Edmundo de Macedo Soares e Silva and the steel industry in Brazil. A case study on the historical formation of a capitalist ruling class in Brazil (1930-1990)

Edmundo de Macedo Soares e Silva's political-institutional trajectory and the process of organization and consolidation of the Brazilian steel industry in the 1940s and 1950s, especially with the construction of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) in Volta Redonda (RJ) (State Governor, CSN, ACESITA, Mercedes Benz of Brazil, Brazilian Army, Military Technical Councils, among other spheres of activity) and, as a case study, our historiographical perspective of thinking about the historical formation of Brazilian capitalism from the point of view of the managers as the capitalist ruling class. The proposed explanatory model will be articulated with the conceptual universe and with the historiographic investigations suggested by João Bernardo's work.