Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos Historia, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 131p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81403
This volume contains a small set of historical studies that share a common feature: that of its Tucumanity, although understood in the most neutral sense of the term since they deal with themes and figures related to the province, but without adhering to any kind of blind localism.
The first of them examines the evolution of Juan Bautista Alberdi's thought and highlights the fact that he was the greatest interpreter of republican and democratic federalism in the history of Argentine ideas. To understand how it was possible that the noble expectations of 1810 led to seventy years of bloody fratricidal struggles, as well as Juan Manuel de Rosas' latifundist regime of oppression and terror, reading Alberdi's texts is still essential.
The following work proposes a comparative examination of the historical moment in which the sugar industrial revolution took place in Cuba, Brazil and Argentina, countries that were among the main producers in Latin America at the end of the 19th century. In those days, both in the sugar field and in the industry in general, saying Argentina was like saying Tucumán, since the small province was the most advanced in the country in terms of technology and invested manufacturing capital, which will seem like a fantasy to anyone who contemplates their current reality.