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Varia Historia

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CASTELLUCCI, Aldrin Armstrong Silva. Many voters and few electors the difficult conquest for workers citizenship in Imperial Brazil (Salvador, 1850-1881). Varia hist. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.52, pp.184-206. ISSN 0104-8775.

Considering political rights as a decisive advance to acquire citizenship, we analyse workers' involvement in the elections in Salvador from 1850 to 1881, during the Empire of Brazil (1822-1889). The research focuses on the role and strength of the workers' vote in the electoral process of a slave society. The final timeframe, 1881, was marked by the approval of the Lei Saraiva (Saraiva Law), which radically changed the political and electoral systems in the country, and had a direct impact on the status of freed persons.

Keywords : citizenship; elections; working class.

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