Emotional Regimes and School Policy in Colombia, 1800–1835

  • Marcelo Caruso
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions book series (Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions)


Children and their emotional education are at the frontier of major political upheaval. Learning how to feel ‘correctly’ is paramount to the success of a regime change. The leaders of Latin American independence focused a great deal of effort on reworking the education system to that end. This chapter focuses on the battle to determine which educational and emotional innovations would prevail, and analyses the role attributed to education and schools in the governing of these sentiments as expressed in discussions in the early independent public sphere in the territory today known as Colombia. It proposes an alternative understanding of early republican education and school policies in Colombia, an understanding not only linked to the politics of the time, but also to the crucial subject of the management of emotional life in a rather fragile political and cultural context.


Political Regime Public Examination School Policy Emotional Life Republican Government 
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