The device, in fact, represented the center of the economic and social life. Based in a great extension of lands and independent production, they produced practically everything what they consumed. In the period understood between century XVI and beginning of century XVII, the Brazilian devices had been the ones that more produced the sugar of the world. The sugar society was aristocrat, patriarcal, agricultural, escravista and mainly marked by a well-known social iimmobilism. The authority device Mr. became present next to its family, to the employees, the slaves and until the next villages to its property.
Moreover, they were you of devices that controlled the city councils and the local life politics. In this direction this society was structuralized in a rigorous system of classrooms, presenting as ruling classes: an aristocracy agricultural, trading and a on bureaucratic nobility to the Portuguese government, these social classes withheld in its hands, all the power economic politician and of the colony. in the base of the social pyramid of the colony, we have a numerous contingent of slaves of African origin in its majority, who literally represented the active man power of this period. Ahead of this, the mandonismo is had as a marcante trace, in what it mentions the inserted social relations in these spaces. these factors had well-known influenced the social formation of Brazil. The figure device Mr.
goes to configure itself as one influences marcante in the configuration of an elitist, authoritarian society and with great social inaqualities. In this context, we have a direct relation inside enters the life of the devices and the process of formation of the colonial society. ' ' The great sugar Property is a true world in miniature where if it concentrates and it summarizes all of a small parcel of humanidade' ' (The PRADO JNIOR, 1993, P. 38). The objective that is intended to arrive with present reasoning is reflection on the influence that the cultivation of the sugar cane-of-sugar inside had in the consolidation of the great extension of lands of the Brazilian territory and the existence of an agrarian aristocracy detainer of the productive forces, since century XVI.