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Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas – Anuario de Historia de America Latina

Ed. by Duve, Thomas / Hensel, Silke / Mücke, Ulrich / Pieper, Renate / Potthast, Barbara

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Volume 49, Issue 1


Building the Nation While Destroying the Land: Paraguayan Journalism during the Triple Alliance War, 1864–1870

Thomas Whigham
Published Online: 2013-12-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.7767/jbla.2012.49.1.157


Paraguayan resistance against Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay during the 1864-1870 Paraguayan War was bolstered by efforts that appealed to the patriot­ism of Guaraní-speaking soldiers and citizens. This required a new textual approach that expressed itself in journalism devoted to the common man. The articles, woodcut images, and folkloric propaganda of the Paraguayan newspa­pers during these years constitute an unusual and perhaps unique chapter in the evolution of a specifically Latin American form of nationalism - a nationalism that was all the more tragic for being stillborn.

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Published Online: 2013-12-18

Published in Print: 2012-12-01

Citation Information: Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas, Volume 49, Issue 1, Pages 157–180, ISSN (Online) 2194-3680, ISSN (Print) 1438-4752, DOI: https://doi.org/10.7767/jbla.2012.49.1.157.

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