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Title: Casanare
Creator: García, R. Jesús
Publication Info: Tunja : Imprenta del Departamento, 1920.
Physical Details: 11 p. ; 23.8 x 15.7 cms
Physical Condition: Fragile, foxed, worn at edges, wrappers stained, dog-eared, paper yellowed.

Summary: Casanare, located in the llanos, once a separate national territory, became part of the Department of Boyacá in the 20th century. The governor proposes six main reforms that would help the development of the region. First, the creation of a new legislation for the province. Second, the creation of a new prefecture, and the protection of settlers. Third, to build new roads and repair those that already existed. Forth, send a physician to take care of the local population. Fifth, give more faculties to local authorities. And sixth, provide the province with more funding, especially for roads.
Historical Notes: During the first decades of the twentieth century, from the loss of Panama to the worldwide economic depression, Colombia experienced the longest period of political stability in its history to that point. Political stability came accompanied, to a certain extent, by steady economic and technological development, as well as urbanization, and social policies aimed towards converting Colombia into a modern nation. However, this would be a titanic task exacerbated by the country’s natural features. As Marco Palacios has aptly put it, “Colombia’s geography was a formidable obstacle to prosperity and democracy” (Marco Palacios, Between Legitimacy and Violence: A History of Colombia, 1875-2002 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006), pp. xi-xii). This pamphlet evinces the implementation of politics aimed to transform Colombia into a modern state.
Donor Notes: The governor of Casanare offers a series of reforms which would benefit the province (1920) in his view. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Casanare (Colombia: Department) -- History
Casanare (Colombia: Department) -- Politics and government

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: J. León Helguera
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt university
Accession Number: P01936
Record Number: 514
Islandora ID: islandora:10637