Acknowledgment of Copyright and Sources
Part I. The Birth of Paraguay
“The Foundation of Human Speech,” anonymous, from Ayvu Rapyta: Textos míticos de
los Mybá-Guaraní del Guairá, edited by León Cadogan (São Paulo, Brazil; Faculdade
de Filosofia, Ciéncias e Letras, Boletim no. 227, Antropologia no. 5, 1959), 13–28.
Used by permission of the Fundación León Cadogan.
“Contact, Servitude, and Resistance,” by Branislava Susnik, from El rol de los indíge-
nas en la formación y en la vivencia del Paraguay (Asunción: Instituto Paraguayo de
Estudios Nacionales, 1982), 68–89 (abridged). Used by permission of the Fundación
La Piedad.
“Spanish-Guaraní Relations in Early Colonial Paraguay,” by Elman R. Service, from
Spanish-Guaraní Relations in Early Colonial Paraguay (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood
Press, 1971), 92–97. Reprint of original (Museum of Anthropology, University of
Michigan, Anthropological Papers, no. 9, 1954).
“The Land-without-Evil,” by Hélène Clastres, from The Land-without-Evil: Tupí-Guaraní
Prophetism (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1995), 59–64 (abridged). © Hélène
Clastres. Used by permission of the author.
“The Republic of Plato and the Guaraní,” by José Manuel Peramás, from La República
de Platón y los Guaraníes (Buenos Aires: Emecé Editores, 1946), 45–106 (abridged).
“A Vanished Arcadia,” by R. B. Cunninghame Graham, from A Vanished Arcadia: Be-
ing Some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607–1767 (London: Century, 1901), 73–85
(abridged).
“The Revolt of the Comuneros,” by Adalberto López, The Colonial History of Paraguay:
The Revolt of the Comuneros, 1721–1735 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books,
2005), 133–47 (abridged). © 2005 by Transaction Publishers. Reprinted by permission
of the publisher.
Part II. The Nationalist Experiment
“A Report on Paraguay in the London Press of 1824,” anonymous, first published in the
Morning Chronicle (London), August 23, 1824.
“A Nation Held Hostage,” by Justo Prieto, from Paraguay, la provincia gigante de las
Indias (Asunción: Archivo del Liberalismo, 1988), 142–48 (abridged). Used by per-
mission of Alex Prieto de Martínez.
“In Defense of Doctor Francia,” by Richard Alan White, from Paraguay’s Autonomous
Revolution, 1810–1840 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1978), 2–8.
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