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WILLIFORD, Thomas J. THE SEIZURE OF SCHOOLS DURING THE LIBERAL REPUBLIC, 1936-1942: PART OF THE DISCURSIVE STRUCTURE OF LA VIOLENCIA. hist.crit. [online]. 2009, n.39, pp. 130-152. ISSN 0121-1617.
After the 1935 elections, in which Conservative electoral abstention resulted in a completely Liberal government, the dream of secular public education animated Colombian Liberals. In various municipalities, Liberal leaders ended contracts with the Catholic clergy to operate schools in public buildings; the seizures of these schools became acts of political theater, with mutual accusations between the parties of armed plots inspired by the Spanish Civil War. These seizures would become part of the discursive structure of the protagonists of La Violencia in the 1940s and 1950s, justifying for them the massacres of members of the opposite party.
Palavras-chave : Colombia; Liberal Republic; Catholic Church; La Violencia; Anticlericalism; Spanish Civil War.