Everyday Reading
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Winner of the LASA Southern Cone Studies Section Book Prize in the Humanities, 2013

Starting in the late nineteenth century, the region of South America known as the Rio de la Plata (containing modern-day Uruguay and Argentina) boasted the highest literacy rates in Latin America. In Everyday Reading, William Acree explores the history, events, and culture that gave rise to the region's remarkable progress. With a specific focus on its print culture, in the form of newspapers, political advertisements and documents, schoolbooks, and even stamps and currency, Acree creates a portrait of a literary culture that permeated every aspect of life.

Everyday Reading argues that the introduction of the printing press into the Rio de la Plata in the 1780s hastened the collapse of Spanish imperial control and played a major role in the transition to independence some thirty years later. After independence, print culture nurtured a new identity and helped sustain the region through the tumult of civil war in the mid-1800s. Acree concludes by examining the role of reading in formal education, which had grown exponentially by the early twentieth century as schoolchildren were taught to fulfill traditional roles in society.

Ultimately, Everyday Reading humanizes literary culture, demonstrating its unrecognized and unexpected influence in everyday lives.



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Date de parution 15 novembre 2011
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9780826517913
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 4 Mo

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   . Everyday Reading Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Río de la Plata, –
Everyday Reading
Everyday Reading Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Río de la Plata, 1780–1910
William Garrett Acree Jr.
Vanderbilt University PressNashville
©  by Vanderbilt University Press Nasville, Tennessee  All rigts reserved First printing 
his book is printed on acid-free paper. Design by Dariel Mayer
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Acree, William Garrett Everyday reading : print culture and collective identity in te Río de la Plata, – / William Garrett Acree, Jr. p. cm. Includes bibliograpical references and index.  ---- (clot edition : acid-free paper) . Books and reading—Social aspects—Río de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay)—History. . Publisers and publising—Social aspects—Río de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay)—History. . Book industries and trade—Social aspects—Río de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay)—History. . Printing—Social aspects— Río de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay)—History. . Río de la Plata Region (Argentina and Uruguay)— Intellectual life. . National caracteristics, Argentine, in literature. . National caracteristics, Uruguayan, in literature. I. Title. ..  .— 
List of Figures
Words, Wars, and Public Celebrations: he Emergence of Rioplatense Print Culture (–)
Words, Wars, and Gaucos: Print Culture and Cattle Civilization (–)
Sowers of Alpabets (–)
Lessons for a Nation (–)
Epilogue: Spreading te Word and Image (–)
List of Abbreviations
he  Argentine coat of arms.
he coat of arms of teProvincia Oriental.
Jura de la Constitución de (Swearing in te Constitution, ) by Juan Manuel Blanes.
A scene of cattle branding on te title page ofColección general de las marcas del ganado de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
. A page of brand marks inColección general de las marcas del ganado de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
A woodcut of a gauco wit pen and paper in and, fromEl Gauco.
. A woodcut ofLa Gaucasurrounded by different breeds of cattle and dogs, at te top of a loose-leaf seet of gaucesque verse.
Interior de una pulpería(Inside a pulpería),Buenos Aires, by León Palliere.
. “Interior de una pulpería.”
. he top of an  pasaporte wit te Blanco slogan and te Uruguayan coat of arms.
viiiReading Everyday
Divisasfeaturing te profile of Rosas and te Federalist slogan: “Federation or Deat! Long live te Federalists! Deat to te savage, filty, scoundrel Unitarians!”
he liberal gauco Jacinto Cielo wirling isboleadorason te front page of an Ascasubinewspaper.
.El Gauco en Campaña, anoter of Ascasubi’s papers, sporting a caracter similar to Jacinto Cielo on its front page.
A peasant greeting a friend on orseback on te front page of Isidoro de María’s gaucesque paper.
Female students in  reading in te Hall for Recess and Reading, Internato Normal de Señoritas, Montevideo. 
Male students at te Arts and Trades Scool in Montevideo, circa , painting te Argentine coat of arms and preparing calkboards wit alpabets.
Students at a scool outside Montevideo in  learning to write in cursive wit fountain pens.
he covers of two notebooks widely distributed in Uruguay, circa .
he cover of notebook  (of ) in J. V. Olivera’s Método de Caligrafía.
A young student saring a book wit is moter, on te cover of Emma Catalá de Princivalle’sEjercicios progresivos de lectura, ortología y ortografía, primer libro.
A scene of reading in te ome.
An invitation to read, on te cover of Figueira’s ¿Quieres leer?
List of Figures ix
he poetic cover of a notebook belonging to Raudelinda Pereda, from Tacuarembó.
A eroic gauco riding across te grasslands of Uruguay, bearing a flag wit te slogan “Liberty or Deat.”
Juan Manuel Blanes’s representation of wat José Artigas looked like on te eve of independence.
A lesson illustrated wit a print of Blanes’sJuramento de los Treinta y Tres Orientales, depicting te pledge of te group to liberate te Banda Oriental.
he Argentine coat of arms and flag appearing wit te date  May  on te patriotic cover of gón’sEl mosaico argentino.
he front cover of a Cuadernos Nacionales notebook in te istorical series, portraying te exodus of te Orientales.
he back cover of te same notebook, wit “he istory of independence explained to cildren.”
An exercise in one of Carmen Biasotti’s notebooks, were se repeats “Artigas was te first leader of te Uruguayans.”
A postcard of male students, circa , marcing troug downtown Montevideo.
A postcard of female students, circa , marcing troug downtown Montevideo.
. Students participating in tefiesta de promociónat te Escuela de ndo Grado, Rivera, Uruguay, .
. Lesson on Hygiene: he Corset. Escuela de Aplicación para Señoritas, Montevideo, .
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