La Primera Guerra Mundial en Canariasvida cotidiana, opinión pública y reacción social

  1. Julio Antonio Yanes Mesa 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


XXI Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana
  1. Elena Acosta Guerrero (coord.)

Éditorial: Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria

Année de publication: 2016

Pages: 95

Congreso: Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana (21. 2014. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Type: Communication dans un congrès


The outbreak of the First World War disrupted from one day to the next the basis of the Canary Islands informative system, until then disconnected from the foreign affairs and submerged in ideological missions. The news that began to come to the Archipelago about the warlike operations, under the advertising campaigns unfolded by the countries at war, shot up the print runs of the newspapers within the limitations of a context in which the mass culture had not still burst into. At the same time, the leaning showed by several of the contending sides turned into heated discussions marked by the references to the allies or to the German. But in the course of the months, the increasing economical crisis caused by the collapse of the ports, the ending of the fruit exportation and the shortage of basic importation products, caused a massive closing of that sector in the final stage of the battle. With such an odd background, the press of the Canary Islands passed on to us a pile of references about the coetaneous experiences that, although many times distorted by the ideology or the interests of every informative media, reflected unique pieces of the reality because they did not appear in any other documentary collection. With the convenient scientific cautions, and without losing sight about the fact that all the information were read and replied in its moment by the opponent newspapers, we have proposed to reproduce that dramatic situation with the help of the newspaper sources, which have the virtue to place, in contrast of the cold statistical series, the people in the middle of the historical research.