Paraguay at its Centenary: the Creation of a Mestizo Nation

Historia Mexicana El Colegio de México. 2010;60(1):137-195


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Journal Title: Historia Mexicana El Colegio de México

ISSN: 0185-0172 (Print); 2448-6531 (Online)

Publisher: El Colegio de México, A.C.

Society/Institution: El Colegio de México, A.C.

LCC Subject Category: History America: Latin America. Spanish America

Country of publisher: Mexico

Language of fulltext: Spanish

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Ignacio Telesca


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Time From Submission to Publication: 52 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This text studies the articulation of identity carried out by Paraguayan intellectuals after the war against the Triple Alliance (1864-1870) and in the eve of celebrating the centennial of their independence (1811). The author shows how a previous identity, based on a concept of mestizo race, but white in its own way, superior to the rest of the continent and allowing the soldiers’ heroism in war, was transformed into a mainly political use of mixed races as the foundations of a strong nation.