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Views of the Triple Alliance War against Paraguay from North America (1865-1870): distinct synchronous temporalities in a transnational perspective

Grant number: 21/14479-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2022
Effective date (End): June 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Wilma Peres Costa
Grantee:João Paulo Saul Mekitarian de Mello
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This project seeks to carry out a research exercise, based on the way in which the War of the Triple Alliance against Paraguay (1864-1870) was treated in four American newspapers and also in two French newspapers. The relevance of American views on the Paraguayan War resides in the fact that the Civil War (1861-1865) had ended precisely when the War of the Triple Alliance began and the marks of the American Civil War were still being felt; shaping, in a way, the views that the press produced about South America, where the issue of slavery acquired prominence. The search for the French vision, is linked to the fact that the Second French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867) is contemporary with the American Civil War and is connected with it, whether through the living borders of slavery or through the geopolitical impasses managed by the Monroe Doctrine and its relationship with the Old-World. Nevertheless, we cannot forget the fact that both the United States and France unsuccessfully tried to diplomatically mediate the conflict in the La Plata Basin. (AU)

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