INTRODUÇÃO E EXPANSÃO DO CAFÉ NA REGIÃO SUL DE MINAS GERAIS - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

This piece of work objectified a historical analysis on the introduction and the widespread ofcoffee in the southern region of Minas Gerais. Considered as objects of historygraphic study were literaryworks, documents, journalistic, memorialistic, biographic, documental and didactic oriented texts. Yet anothermethod used was the quantitative one, besides orally reported pieces of historical nature as well as life historywhich completed the official documentation. Our empiric investigation object was the southern side of MinasGerais, the study’s theme being the historic development of coffee in such region. The widespread of coffeein the region caused the arisal of a new landscape profile- the coffee landscape. Self-supporting farms arisedon sites formerly covered with untouched vegetation. It also caused many towns to expand, and railroads weremultiplied substituting for the trails on which jack-asses were predominant.The first coffee cultures in theregion were settled in Aiuruoca, Jacuí and Baependi, by the Sapucaí and Grande rivers valley in the late1700’s, by the troopers which made the the limk between the south of Minas Gerais and the state of Rio deJaneiro. We inferred that the greatest barrier against the expansion of coffee in the south of Minas was thedifficulties concerning transportation. The means of communication were then precarious and the distances tobe covered were too long. Up until the end of the 19th century both production and exportation were onlymodest due to rival producing areas which were closer to the embarkation harbours.With the beginning of the20th century came a new production dynamism, due to the railroads. It has been 200 years of coffee culture inthe south of Minas Gerais, the greatest justification for the denomination “traditional coffee producingregion.”

Keywords: coffee ; rural complex ; regional history

Issue Date: Jan 01 2001

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations, Volume 03, Number 1 Page range: 1-10

Total Pages: 10

Record appears in: Universidade Federal de Lavras - UFLA > Organizações Rurais e Agroindustriais/Rural and Agro-Industrial Organizations

Autor: Filetto, Ferdinando ; Alencar, Edgard


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