versão impressa ISSN 0104-8775
MELLO, Maria Tereza Chaves de. The republic and its dream. Varia hist. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.45, pp.121-139. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752011000100006.
The disillusion with the Brazilian Republic since its first days has been a topic of academician reflexions. Examinating the concrete contents of the 1880`s and the First Republic republican dreams we will find a substantive difference between them. To be exact, this difference must not be related to the chronological demarcation but to the social group that embraced each of them.
Palavras-chave : Republic; democracy; equality.