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Master Thesis

Étude comparée des idéologies et mythes de la conquête aux États-Unis et en Argentine entre 1865 et 1939

Abstract : The Frontier in the United States as well as the Conquest of the Desert in Argentina have a lot in common. Indeed, both these events were essential and contributed to build their nations but they also played a part through the myths and the ideologies which supported the conquest. These continued to have a great influence even after the end of the territorial expansion creating a common ground of goals and values uniting the nation. However, the various civil wars which destroyed both Argentina and the United States in the 1860s rattled the fragile national antebellum equilibrium. Thus, the myths and ideologies linked to the conquest were reworked to enable the two young republics to rebuild socially, economically and recreate a new national identity. We want to analyse these changes to understand how and why the myths and ideologies of the conquest contributed to build a warlike and selective vision of the nation. Thanks to this work we will see the key role performed by violence, the fear of otherness, exceptionalism but also the importance of international power and the building of an empire.
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Canelle Jarne. Étude comparée des idéologies et mythes de la conquête aux États-Unis et en Argentine entre 1865 et 1939. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2021. ⟨dumas-03372844⟩



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