El Norte de Castilla ante la problemática del bienio azañista (1931-1933)

  1. Hernández Sánchez, Galo
Investigaciones históricas: Época moderna y contemporánea

ISSN: 0210-9425

Year of publication: 1996

Issue: 16

Pages: 131-144

Type: Article

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I am tryng to achieve basic approach to the position of that paper from Valladolid called El Norte de Castilla with regard to the Spanish realities during Azaña's two-year period (1931-33). It is a shallow work which deals with three aspects: the journalistic undertaking during the second Spanish republic, some quantitative aspects and the paper's attitude faced to the facts which were picked up, interpreted, and printed on the pages of this newspaper. From the quantitative point of view, we can distinguish among agrarian, regional, social and cultural aspects, although it also deals with the relation between church and state. In conclusion, the Norte's initial support to the change of regime and the setting - up of the second Spanish republic can be stated. From this favourable attitude it changed to a more contrary one because of the radicalisms of those politicians who selonged to the republican socialist coalition in power. And, facing the republican régime, it ended up by joining in the tendency of moderate opinion, which was symbolized by José Ortega y Gasset when he affirmed that "this isn't the Republic".