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Author Kittleson, Roger Alan.

Title The practice of politics in postcolonial Brazil : Porto Alegre, 1845-1895 / Roger A. Kittleson
Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 266 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Pitt Latin American series
Pitt Latin American series.
Contents Introduction -- "Our compatriots are vagrants" : work, morality, and the shaping of a new povo, 1845-1880 -- The immigrant solution and its problems, 1846-1880 -- The politics of everyday life in the city -- Blurring the lines of public politics : abolitionist projects, 1879-1888 -- "A strange vision of popular movement" : the emergence and limits of a new politics -- Conclusion
Summary "The Practice of Politics in Postcolonial Brazil traces the history of high and low politics in nineteenth-century Brazil from the vantage point of the provincial capital of Porto Alegre. In the immediate postcolonial period, new ideas about citizenship and freedom were developing, and elites struggled for control of the state as the lower classes sought inclusion in political life. The emergent Liberal Party, while initially successful in dismantling Portuguese trade restrictions, later came to be viewed as an elitist group that staved off threats to the systems of slavery, patronage, and the class hierarchy."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-255) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Subject Political participation -- Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) -- History -- 19th century.
Social movements -- Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) -- History -- 19th century.
Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822972891 (electronic bk.)
9780822972891 (electronic bk.)