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Conmemoraciones del cuarto y quinto centenario del “12 de octubre de 1492”: debates sobre la identidad americana.

Author(s): Sandra Patricia Rodríguez.

Journal: Revista de Estudios Sociales
ISSN 0123-885X

Issue: 38;
Start page: 64;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Commemorations | Centenaries | Identity | Memory.

This article compares the centenary commemorations of October 12th carried out in 1892 and 1992. It shows how the continental-wide celebrations arose in the context of debates about American identity in which diverse actors struggled to promote their own interpretations of the past. They strategically employed celebrations, duels, objects, and memory-jarring symbolic inscriptions to symbolically control the past.

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