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Author Kraay, Hendrik, 1964- author
Title Bahia's independence : popular politics and patriotic festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900 / Hendrik Kraay
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  F2551 .K73 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020613501
Descript xiv, 416 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-400) and index
Introduction: "This glorious day for all of Brazil" -- "Never again will despotism govern our actions": the invention of a civic ritual, 1824-47 -- The volcano's "most magnificent and sublime spectacle": from political to popular festival, 1848-64 -- "Subdivided into a thousand festivals": late-Imperial Dois de Julho, 1865-89 -- "On 2 July nobody fights": the multiple meanings of a festival -- Dramas "appropriate for the public theatre": Dois de Julho on stage -- "Cold as the stone of which it must be made": the monument and Dois de Julho's bifurcation -- The "greatest symbol of the Bahian Povo's struggle"
"Since 1824, Bahians have marked independence with a popular festival that contrasts sharply with the official commemoration of Brazil's independence on 7 September. The Dois de Julho (2 July) festival celebrates the day the Portuguese troops were expelled from Salvador in 1823, the culmination of a year-long war that gave independence a radical meaning in Bahia. Bahia's Independence traces the history of the Dois de Julho festival in Salvador, the Brazilian state's capital, from 1824 to 1900. Hendrik Kraay discusses how the festival draws on elements of saints' processions, carnivals, and civic ritual in the use of such distinctive features as the indigenist symbols of independence called the caboclos and the massive procession into the city that re-enacts the patriots' victorious entry in 1823. Providing a social history of celebration, Kraay explains how Bahians of all classes, from slaves to members of the elite, placed their stamp on the festivities and claimed recognition and citizenship through participation. Analyzing debates published in newspapers--about appropriate forms of commemoration and the nature of Bahia's relationship to Brazil--as well as theatrical and poetic representations of the festival, this volume unravels how Dois de Julho celebrations became so integral to Bahia's self-representation and to its politics. The first history of this unique festival's origins, Bahia's Independence reveals how enthusiastic celebrations allowed an active and engaged citizenry to express their identity as both Bahians and Brazilians and to seek to create the nation they desired"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Dois de Julho (Independence of Bahia, Brazil) -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century
Dois de Julho (Independence of Bahia, Brazil) -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century
Brazilians -- Brazil -- Salvador -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 19th century
Salvador (Brazil) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Bahia (Brazil : State) -- History -- 19th century
Manners and customs. fast (OCoLC)fst01007815
Brazil -- Bahia (State) fast (OCoLC)fst01330951
Brazil -- Salvador. fast (OCoLC)fst01204979
1800-1899 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Popular politics and patriotic festival in Salvador, Brazil, 1824-1900
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