Estudos Sociedade e Agricultura
Print version ISSN 1413-0580
SECRETO, Maria Verônica. Capistrano de Abreu and J. F. Turner: a national historiography and an environmental history.Translated byBruno Reinhardt. Estud.soc.agric. [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1413-0580.
This article discusses some aspects of the work of Capistrano de Abreu in a comparative perspective with that of F. J. Turner. It highlights the formation of national historiographies on the American continent and their relation with what today we call environmental history. The historiography of the New World has as a characteristic not to approach the history of the young nations of the continent as a mere extension of their metropoles, or of Europe in general but aimed to show the originality and the specificities of the social formation of these amercian peoples.
Keywords : Capistrano de Abreu; Frederick Kackson Turner; national history; Environmental History.