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ROMANO, María Laura. O Artilheiro (1837-1838) A Newspaper from the Trenches. Varia hist. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.66, pp.791-815. ISSN 0104-8775.

The legalist publication O Artilheiro circulated in Porto Alegre between 1837 and 1838, in the years of the Farroupilha Revolution, specifically during the second siege of the city by the insurgent forces. In the article the newspaper is analyzed against this context, since the hypothesis proposed here is that the paper, staunch defender of the besieged city, found its material in and based its style of writing on the guerra de acecho (war of persecution). Also investigated are the representations that the newspaper made of the River Plate region and its inhabitants. Given that O Artilheiro built its belligerent present on top of the historical rivalries of Spaniards and Portuguese in South America and in the Iberian Peninsula itself, the frontier drawn by the besieging forces at times carried regional, and even Transatlantic, meanings.

Keywords : Nineteenth Century Riograndense press; Farroupilha Revolution; River Plate Region.

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