The complex significance of the downtown center in the colonial period---a place of display of colonial authority and of challenges to it---and the multivalent collective memories embodied there---especially regarding the legacies of slavery and cultural resistance---continued into the twentieth century. Despite attempts to market an idealized vision of city life and to smooth over conflicts regarding the use of urban space, the downtown Historic District remained a contested site, highly visible because of its connections to tourism.Around the turn of the century Luis dos Santos Vilhena, a Portuguese professor of Greek in Salvador from 1787 to 1799, described the Se as aquot;a ... aquot;abandoned, aquot; despite its rich history as a place where Padre Antonio Vieira preached and the Dutch were repelled. Nearly twenty years later Daniel Kidder, a Methodist pastor from the U.S. and missionary to Brazil, mentioned the aquot;indifferent state of repairaquot; ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||"There's Room for Everyone": Tourism and Tradition in Salvador's Historic District, 1930 to the Present|
|Author||:||Miriam Elizabeth Riggs|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|