The Invention of Argentina

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University of California Press, May 26, 1991 - 352 pages
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The nations of Latin America came into being without a strong sense of national purpose and identity. In "The Invention of Argentina," Nicholas Shumway offers a cultural history of one nation's efforts to determine its nature, its destiny, and its place among the nations of the world. His analysis is crucial to understanding not only Argentina's development but also current events in the Argentine Republic.
 

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Contents

Prelude to Nationhood
1
Mariano Moreno
24
Populism Federalism and the Gauchesque
47
The Rivadavians
81
The Generation of 1837 Part One
112
The Generation of 1837 Part Two
146
Alberdi and Sarmiento The Widening Breach
168
Bartolome Mitre and the Gallery of Argentine Celebrities
188
Roots of Argentine Nationalism Part One
214
Roots of Argentine Nationalism Part Two
250
Epilogue
297
Bibliography
301
Index
313
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