The supply crisis and the «Subsistence issue» in Setúbal during the Great War: the city that erupted (1914-1918)
- Diogo Ferreira
- História. Revista da FLUP
- Volume 8, Issue 2
- Language: Portuguese
- DOI: 10.21747/0871164X/hist8_2a5
- ISSN: 0871-164X
Article included in the thematic dossier “Portugal and the Great War“, edited by Jorge Fernandes Alves and Gaspar Martins Pereira.
The difficulties of the portuguese urban towns to be supplied with staple food caused a deep escalation of prices and diverse moments of generalized hunger in the most underprivileged layers of our society during the Great War. From the need to study these harmful effects in a circumscribed geographic area, this article addresses the «question of subsistence» within the community of Setúbal, then the third city with the highest demographic index in the country and characterized as a working and fishing region. From the institutional point of view, the present study will emphasize the inoperative measures of the City Hall within the framework of the ‘war economy’ and exemplify the difficulties that a social solidarity institution such as Misericórdia de Setúbal experienced. Among the impacts addressed, it will be analyzed the intense social upheaval generated by famine, that was marked by collective assaults on farms and commercial establishments, by strikes and by anti-interventionist protests of a «working class volcano» that erupted..
Great War, Setúbal, Food Supply
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Temporary exhibition about the impact of World War I in Portuguese healthcare, including among ex-combatants. From the Trenches to the Hospital: Portugal, Health and the Great War The Portuguese
Detalhes do Evento
Temporary exhibition about the impact of World War I in Portuguese healthcare, including among ex-combatants.
From the Trenches to the Hospital:
Portugal, Health and the Great War
The Portuguese participation in the Great War had political, economic and social consequences that were felt in the following decades, and that also had an impact on health. Through the mobilisation of over 100 000 men, the young Portuguese Republic (1910) hoped to obtain international recognition and protect its African colonies from British and German interests.
Although it might seem contradictory, the First World War triggered a set of technical and scientific advances in healthcare. But this total war would also forever mark the lives of many men, who returned with physical and psychiatric traumas, and who were soon consigned to oblivion.
Through a set of objects, photographs and videos, this exhibition explores this double impact of the Great War on health, in Portugal.
Dates: 29 Julho a 29 de Setembro de 2019
Schedule: 10-13h / 14h-17h de Segunda a Domingo
Venue: Santo António Hospital – Auditorium Prof. Doutor Alexandre Moreira do Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
Julho 29 (Segunda-feira) 10:00 am - Setembro 29 (Domingo) 5:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History — NOVA FCSH and Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
Sep 17, 2019
Albérico Afonso was honored last Sunday with the Setúbal Medal of Honor, in the Cultural Activities class, for his dedication to research and teaching.
Sep 4, 2019
The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies awarded Márcia Gonçalves for the best peer-reviewed article on Portuguese history.
Aug 2, 2019
The IHC is a partner of one of the winning projects of the first Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees-Partnership with Japan about History in the Public Sphere.