História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
ENNES, Marcelo Alario. Foreign Immigration to Sergipe (1875 - 1930). História [online]. 2011, vol.30, n.2, pp. 312-334. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742011000200015.
This article aims to examine the debate over immigration to Sergipe from the late 19th century into the 20th century. The research was based on newspapers and a collection of laws. In conclusion it was observed that, although without the evidence of a single concrete fact, immigration had been the reason for laws and the subject of discourses that associated it somehow with the economic modernization of Sergipe.
Keywords : Immigration; Sergipe; Economic development.