“Civilizing” Rio

“Civilizing” Rio

A massive urban renewal and public-health campaign in the first decades of the nineteenth century transformed Brazil's capital into a showcase of European architecture and public works. The renovation of Rio, or "civilization" campaign, as the government called it, widened streets, modernized the port, and improved sanitation, lighting, and public transportation. These changes made life worse, not better, for the majority of the city's residents, however; the laboring… (more)

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Publisher: Penn State University Press (November 27, 1996)

Page count: 224 pages

Language: English


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