"Civilizing" Rio : reform and resistance in a Brazilian city, 1889-1930 (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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"Civilizing" Rio : reform and resistance in a Brazilian city, 1889-1930

Author: Teresa A Meade
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Review: "Conflicts during the Old Republic between Rio de Janeiro's lower orders and their employers, the transit companies, and the state about the effects of 'modernization' resulted in many losses, but also a few victories for the poor. Such popular protests have been marginalized by a historiography that tends to label them 'pre-modern' and to privilege workplace organization and protest over community  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa A Meade
ISBN: 0271016078 9780271028705 9780271016078 0271016086 9780271016085 027102870X
OCLC Number: 1135670396
Description: xi, 212 s. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 --
Civilization 2 --
The features of urban life 3 --
Sanitation and renovation 4 --
The resistance 5 --
Living and working conditions 6 --
The general strike
Responsibility: Teresa A. Meade


The renovation of Rio, or "civilization" campaign, as the government called it, made life worse for the majority of the city's residents. Their resistance to the changes is the focus of this study,  Read more...


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"'Civilizing' Rio is a concise, well-written social history that will be invaluable to anyone conducting an examination of the modern urban environment's evolution. Professor Meade utilizes Manuel Read more...

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