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Title: Mui señor mio
Creator: Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Publication Info: Cali : s.n., January 10, 1850.
Physical Details: 26 8/10 x 20 9/10 cm

Summary: In this stock letters, Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, working at the time with the Panama railroad company, solicits help to acquire slaves in order build the Buenavenura-Cauca rail line.
Historical Notes: After several preliminary laws limiting the buying and selling of slaves, the practice of slavery was finally abolished in Colombia in 1851. Slaves were essential to both agriculture and early infrastructure projects. The expansion of rail systems in nineteenth century Colombia was slow both to political disagreements and challenging geography. However, Colombian industrialists and landowners understood how important railroads were for transporting export products. Companies mainly built railroads that linked the Colombian interior with the Atlantic Ocean or existing river transportation networks. Bushnell, David. The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Railroads -- Colombia
Railroads -- Economic aspects -- Colombia
Ferrocarril de Buenaventura
Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Slavery -- Colombia -- History
Ferrocarril de Buenaventura
Related Items in the Collection: Camino de Buenaventura

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00646
Record Number: 440