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How did the construction of railways impact the daily life of those who lived at its margins? Which new social interactions arose with it, and how did people deal with the presence of trains, these new, unknown creatures? The latest episode of Diálogos Mecila invites Historian and former Mecila Postdoctoral Investigator Luciane Scarato to travel back to 19th-century Brazil in order to address these questions.

Her work “Railways and conviviality The fringes of progress in Minas Gerais, 1841–1930” is part of the book Convivial Constellations in Latin America.

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