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The Political Power of the Word: Press and Oratory in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

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Edited by Iván Jaksic . Published 2002. ISBN 9781900039468



Detailed Description

This volume includes seven essays on the development of the press and the significance of political oratory in nineteenth-century Latin America. The authors discuss developments in Mexico, Guatemala Colombia Venezuela Peru Chile and Argentina while paying attention to influences and comparisons with the United States and Europe. Four essays concentrate on the periodical press and the wider spectrum of print and three others on oratory but all posit and explore a significant overlap between written and oral cultures. The findings and theoretical issues discussed in this volume provide fresh evidence on largely unknown areas of nineteenth-century history and invite further research on a rich new topic of study.