What can be learned about Latin America’s late nineteenth-century immigrants?
Literary Naturalists wrote most often about cities rather than the country-side, and they focused most especially on the lower classes, often going out, notebook in hand, to observe the urban poor in their “natural habitat.” Brazilian author Aluísio Azevedo (born in 1857) created a national sensation with his 1890 Naturalist novel O Cortiço. Cortiços (literally “beehives”) were compounds where hundreds of poor workers inhabited lines of contiguous small houses built around a courtyard. Often, laundresses did their washing and hung the clothes to dry in the courtyard, as in the case of Azevedo’s fictional cortiço São Romão, located in Rio de Janeiro.
Read the attached document and answer the following questions:
1. Although this was a fictional account, what can be learned about Latin America’s late nineteenth-century immigrants?
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