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Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana Dr. Emilio Ravignani

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BARCOS, María Fernanda  and  LANTERI, Sol. Tierras públicas y construcción del Estado en Buenos Aires durante el siglo XIX: Las donaciones ejidales y condicionadas en una visión comparada. Bol. Inst. Hist. Argent. Am. Dr. Emilio Ravignani [online]. 2013, n.38, pp.43-74. ISSN 1850-2563.

This work tries to analyze the construction of political power in post-independence Buenos Aires countryside. In order to do that, are examined two significant topics: public land distribution policy, and wealth distribution. Regarding public land distribution, are examined, in particular, common land grants ("donaciones ejidales"), and provisory donations ("donaciones condicionadas"). Two case studies are compared: Guardia de Luján and the districts of Azul and Tapalqué, where these land policies were implemented. Main characters of the legislation on grants are studied, and also socio-economic profiles of the groups who share its benefits. The relationship between that process and the construction of social consensus to set up the legal authority of the government is attended as well. Focus is set on the shaping of new political communities, particularly through the administration of Juan Manuel de Rosas and the subsequent period.

Keywords : Buenos Aires countryside; 19th Century; Communal land grants; Provisory public land donations; Property rights; Wealth distribution; Social consensuses.

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