The Invention of Argentina
University of California Press, May 26, 1991 - 352 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - berthirsch - LibraryThing
[The Invention of Argentina] by Nicolas Shumway is a fascinating tale of the history of ideas and conflicts that have resulted in one of the more bizarre democracies in today's world. The tension ... Read full review
Populism Federalism and the Gauchesque
The Generation of 1837 Part One
The Generation of 1837 Part Two
Alberdi and Sarmiento The Widening Breach
Alberdi Andrade Argen Argentine history Argentine liberalism Argentine nationalism Argos argues Artigas Artigas's barbarism became Belgrano Brazil British Buenos Aires Buenos Aires cabildo cabildo caudillos century Chacho cited civil classes colonial constitution country's Creoles culture debate democracy despite destiny Dorrego Echeverria economic El Argos elected elite enemies Entre Rios Europe European exile Facundo Federalism Federalist forces foreign gauchesque gaucho Giiemes governor guiding fictions Guido y Spano Hidalgo historians ideas independence Indians intellectual Jose Hernandez Juan Juan Bautista Alberdi Junta land later Latin Lavalle Lavalle's leaders literary Lopez Jordan Mansilla Manuel Mariano Moreno Martin Fierro masses Mayo ment Mitre Mitre's Morenistas Moreover nationalist pampas Paraguay Paysandu political popular populist porteno president Primera Junta Province of Buenos Republic revolution Rios Rivadavia River Plate Rosas Rosas's Saavedra Sarmiento sense society Spain Spanish American term tine tion treaty Unitarians United Urquiza Uruguay Uruguayan viceroyalty writes wrote
Page xi - Make believe that the king is divine, make believe that he can do no wrong or make believe that the voice of the people is the voice of God. Make believe that the people have a voice or make believe that the representatives of the people are the people. Make believe that governors are the servants of the people. Make believe that all men are equal or make believe that they are not.
All Book Search results »
Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination
Avery F. Gordon
Limited preview - 2008