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Type: Capítulo de livro
Title: The Port And The City Of Santos: A Century-long Duality
Author: Da Silva F.T.
Abstract: On the eve of World War I, the city of Santos was known as the "Brazilian Barcelona" because of the uncontested hegemony of anarchists in the local labor movement. Between World War II and the military coup in 1964, Santos became known as the "Brazilian Moscow" and its harbor as the "Red Port" because of the strong presence of Communists in unions and the city's politics. The port workers took pride in these epithets. They were the bedrock of Santos's working class with an emblematic influence on national politics. The special connection between port and city played an important role in the emergence of this strong labor movement between the end of the nineteenth century and the 1960s. The monopoly power and intransigence of the Companhia Docas de Santos (cds; Santos Docks Company), in control of most port operations, strengthened the ties of solidarity among the workers and gained support for their strike movements among the people of Santos. The employees of cds, and in particular the stevedores, forged a culture of work that shaped city life and allowed for the creation of institutions to unite different categories of workers.1. © 2011 by University of Georgia Press. All rights reserved.
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2011
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