História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
SOARES, Gabriela Pellegrino. Building a reading Argentina: state schools, libraries and the publishing market in late -19th century and in the first half of 20th century. História [online]. 2003, vol.22, n.2, pp. 133-150. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742003000200008.
This article aims at shedding light on public policies of reading practices promotion, that took place in Argentina in late 19th century and in the first half of 20th century, and on the way they affected the countrys developing publishing market. The purpose of motivating reading practices since the citizens early years turned children into an important goal of educational and publishing initiatives, which shall here receive special focus.
Keywords : Argentina; education; books.