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Title: A la nación i al gobierno
Creator: Villareal, Crisóstomo
many others
Publication Info: S.I. : Imprenta de Echeverria Hermanos, June 21, 1853.
Physical Details: 45 1/10 x 32 1/10 cm [single sided]

Summary: A group of men from the Socorro province, which they consider the "seat of the Republic," write about the chaos and suffering they have faced. Refer to events on May 19 in Bogotá as a violent fiasco. Implore the Colombian Government to recognize how much their province has suffered in the name of freedom and liberty.
Historical Notes: The 1781 Revolt of the Comuneros, one of the first struggles against the Spanish Crown, began in Socorro. At the time of writing, the authors were living in tumultuous times. During the 1840s, warring factions of the nascent Colombian state engaged in civil war and regional rebellions. Instability continued into the 1850s. Small-scale violence was also common in towns and municipalities as warring elites and local political leaders struggled for power. In 1853, President José María Obando attempted to make lage-scale political reforms, but José María Melo led a successful coup against him in 1854. Bushnell, David. The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- 1832-1886
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1832-1858
Santander (Colombia : Department) -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00083
Record Number: 426