This doctorate's project aims to explore the experience of suburban workers of Rio de Janeiro, from 1890 to 1920. Its main objective is to identify characteristics and contributions of such experience to the formation of the working class in Rio de Janeiro.At the turn of the nineteenth century, many important changes took place in the Federal Capital like: the end of slavery, the beginning of industrialization, and the urban reforms undertaken by Pereira Passos. During this period, the suburban area of the city had an expressive population growth.Considering that context, this project intends to investigate who were those new inhabitants of the suburbs, what were their professions, what kind of relationship they established with other residents of the suburban area and also with the police and the civil servants, what difficulties they had to face, which strategies they created to conquer improvements and what kind of associations they established. In this sense, the suburb is not only a spatial area, but part of the object of study, because the intention is to analyze how the peculiarities of the suburban area may have contributed to the perception of the class condition of those workers.To develop these subjects, several sources will be used: suburban press, newspapers, civil and criminal lawsuits, infractions of postures, census data, statutes of suburban associations, and so forth.
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