versão impressa ISSN 0104-8775
CARVALHO, José Murilo de. Republic, democracy and federalism Brazil: 1870-1891. Varia hist. [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.45, pp.141-157. ISSN 0104-8775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-87752011000100007.
The transformation of Liberal Radicals into Republicans at the time of the publication of Republican Manifest in 1870 meant a conservative turn and halted the program of social and political reforms proposed by the Radicals during the 1860's.This article tries to explain the change analysing the formation of the Republican conceptual field between 1870 and the promulgation of the Constitution of 1891.
Palavras-chave : Republican debate; Republic; Democracy; Federalism; Positivism.