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The classe de cor: a history of black associativism in Minas Gerais (1880-1910)

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Author(s):
Jonatas Roque Ribeiro
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Lucilene Reginaldo; Ana Flávia Magalhães Pinto; Fernanda Oliveira da Silva; Josemeire Alves Pereira; Mário Augusto Medeiros da Silva
Advisor: Lucilene Reginaldo
Abstract

The objective of the present study was to present the experiences, expectations, anxieties, projects, challenges, obstacles and contradictions that marked the lives of black men and women within the scope of their associations, with the city of Sabará, located in the central region of Minas Gerais, between the 1880s and 1910s. His argument considers that black associativism – and its various expressions and modalities – was, at the same time, constituent and constituted by (and by) a black vocabulary and political culture, forged in the context of abolitionist struggles and abolitionism in the 1880s. Thus, the purpose of the thesis was to try to identify and define a political culture of black associativism. Through this political culture, black people fostered the defense of legal freedom, racial equality and political citizenship as fundamental prerogatives for transforming their lives and also as the basis of their nation and society projects. The expression classe de cor – which gives title to the thesis – as well as the various modalities of black associativism (such as black brotherhoods, mutualism, leisure and parties) were built with the sense of recognition of racial identities and common politics between the black people, who gave form, meaning and validity to a political culture, which, like any other historical process, was dynamic, complex and marked by transformations (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/20595-0 - The black class: black associativism, mutualism and work (Minas Gerais, 1880-1930)
Grantee:Jonatas Roque Ribeiro
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate