Revista Brasileira de História
On-line version ISSN 1806-9347
ZALLA, Jocelito and MENEGAT, Carla. History and Memory in the Farroupilha Revolution: a brief genealogy of the myth. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.62, pp. 49-70. ISSN 1806-9347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-01882011000200005.
The aim of this paper is to present a panorama of manifestations related to the Farroupilha Revolution, from the event itself to its consolidation as the founding myth of regional identity in Rio Grande do Sul. Debating important moments in this process, such as the refraction of memory in relation to the event, its political appropriation by the republican project, its rehabilitation in historical memory, and its ritualization in Gaúcho traditionalism, it is proposed to analytically reconstitute the establishment of the fact as a symbolically cohesive and multiple heritage, sufficiently elastic to guide internal conflicts and tensions between the state and the center of Brazil.
Keywords : regional identity; Farroupilha Revolution; memory.