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From what can be said about Julio Argentino Roca and the “modernization of the country”, it is important to note that his much-minded Conquest of the Desert , would be clearly summarized by his contemporaries: the creators of Argentine historiography . Bartolomé Mitre , Barros Garcia and Vicente Lopez would account for it.
The truth is that at that time, there was great ignorance about the existence of the inhabitants of Patagonia . Paradoxically, Buenos Aires became increasingly permeable to an intense wave of European ethnocentrism .
The new thought, possibly associated with the fall of the Second French Empire , was easily installed in all areas. Intellectuals fleeing the revolts in the Old Continent began to integrate into local discussions around 1870. At least it is what Vicente López himself ignored in his “ History of the Argentine Republic” (Sopena — Buenos Aires, according to the annotated 1960 edition). Indirectly, the group of authors composed of López and Barros García, among many others, would explain how the need to see in Argentina an extension of certain European nations profoundly modified the characteristics inherited from Spanish colonialism. At this point it should be emphasized that, just as socialist ideas were bullying, liberals too.
Vicente López saw the great English politicians with admiration and from them their intense intelligentsia arose. He is the author of an obligatory appointment when it comes to analyzing the European influence on the Rio de la Plata and it turns out to be also the one who reveals why the idea of modernity ended up identifying himself with Rock .
The presence of very ancient cultures in the desert created a dilemma that had already crossed the United States in its Conquest of the Wild West . Should Indians need to be exterminated or should they be integrated into the new national standards?
Argentina wouldn't be as we see it, if Roca hadn't existed , Lopez would think. Consequently, the possibility of understanding the conquest of Patagonia as an advance with regard to what happened in North America is a feasible argument. The latter, understand it as an explanation for the existence of a country project capable of including all people beyond their origin.
Understanding that in the Far West preexisting populations were almost entirely exterminated, in Argentina , foreign and indigenous men would end up speaking a single language. They would then be able to develop culturally in a framework of homogeneity.
From the point of view of traditional historiography, it must be concluded that Roca, acting quickly, opted for the “ lesser evil ”. The “ conquered Indian ”, being integrated, would be sent to work in order to “ domesticate ” and pay the price for feeling part of civilization. Later thinkers imagined that it was there when it became labor to build the new format of Argentina . It started from scratch on the wheel of progress, to establish itself as a viable and very large workforce.
This kind of reconditioning of aborigines to European culture was ultimately due to ideas that were not alien to the social mobility proposed by the educational model of Sunday Faustino Sarmiento . Argentina, to grow up, had to throw everything to one side. In one direction, towards a path, with a single culture.
Roca 's thought would end up dominating politics until the 20th century. It would undoubtedly have to do with the possibility of making Argentina a voice among the nations of the world. Probably, in the end, it prevailed, at least from the conceptual. The transition from previous cultures to the new European character, in one way or another, took place. Buenos Aire s would transfer its progress to Patagonia , thus making it possible, difficult but feasible new reality. The future had begun.
After the Conquest of the Desert began an architectural boom in Buenos Aires that led it to become the most avant-garde capital of the region.
Publication Date: 13/10/2019
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gracias, muy útil para saber cómo pensaban los conservadores
Vicente López es el que escribió el libro sobre los arios andinos? era una cosa disparatada una cosa sin fundamento. Nuestra historia está escrita por gente de esa clase. Por suerte vino el revisionismo. Espero la otra nota. gracias!!!
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