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This dissertation explores and analyzes Colombian textbooks as foundational texts connected with the development of national identity during the years between 1870 and 1898, and the blurred boundaries between education, politics, and literature represented by Colombian intellectuals who actively participated in all these areas. Special attention is paid to the resources used in these manuals to instill a particular ideology and civic ideal for the Colombian citizens of the future. I also analyze the interest shown by many writers regarding public education, reflected both in their writings and in their political participation, thus exemplifying the inseparable bond between letters, education and politics. This study understands textbooks as products that reflect the values of a particular political regime that used them as tools for social structuring.