O mandacaru não floresceu: a ciência positivista a serviço do combate à seca de 1877-1879

regional e nacional., The article surveys the “scientific solutions” proposed to address droughts ... the process by which the semi-arid sertão was settled; droughts since the colonial period; the social, ... political, and economic impact of the great drought of 1877-1879; debates and projects related to the scourge ...