Detailed Description

Title: Datos oficiales sobre la situación del Departamento de Caldas, al terminar la administración Gutiérrez
Creator: Gutiérrez, Pompilio
Publication Info: Manizales : Imprenta Departamental, 1923.
Physical Details: 32 p. ; 23.9 x 16.7
Physical Condition: Wrappers stained, interior pages good.

Summary: Contains valuable information about the different sections of the Department's government, such as public works, finances, public education, railways, etc.
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. This document was written in the midst of such an important historical process, and it is a valuable source to study the changes in Colombian society during this crucial period. (See for example: David Bushnell, The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993).
Donor Notes: At the end of his term as governor of Caldas Dept., Gen. Pompilio Gutiérrez rendered this detailed report on his years as governor of Caldas Dept. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Caldas (Colombia : Department) -- Economic conditions
Caldas (Colombia : Department) -- Social conditions

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: J. León Helguera
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt university
Accession Number: P00995
Record Number: 515
Islandora ID: islandora:80269