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Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo

Molly C. Ball


This book examines the experiences of São Paulo’s diverse working class as they encountered rapid urbanization and industrialization brought on by the coffee boom during Brazil’s Old Republic (1891–1930). It places the rank-and-file at the center of its analysis to understand how macroeconomic trends connected to daily life and individual and family responses to labor market discrimination, inflation, and fluctuating (im)migration. The study emphasizes the family-centered nature of immigration to São Paulo in comparison to other immigrant cities like Buenos Aires and New York City. It shows ho ... More

Keywords: underdevelopment, Brazil’s Old Republic, São Paulo, labor market discrimination, World War I

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401667
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Molly C. Ball, author
University of Rochester