Detailed Description

Title: Al Tribunal de la Opinión Pública
Creator: Arrieta, Aureliano
Publication Info: Barranquilla : Imprenta Eléctrica El Siglo, 1914.
Physical Details: 20 p. ; 29 x 19 cms
Physical Condition: Some fading on wrappers, interior pages foxed on edges, pp. 9-10 torn at bottom, but otherwise fair

Summary: Reproduction of some telegrams between the United Fruit Company and several Colombian officials that evince the monopolistic practices of the company.
Historical Notes: During the late nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century, the United Fruit Company established a network of political alliances with the governments of Central American and South American republics that allowed the company to build an empire based on the fruit industry. (see for example Jason Colby, The Business of Empire United Fruit, Race, and U. S. Expansion in Central America. Cornell University Press, 2011)
Donor Notes: Arrieta exposes some of the monopolistic practices of the United Fruit Company in Colombia. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): United Fruit Company -- History
Colombia -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: J. León Helguera
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt university
Accession Number: P01906
Record Number: 508