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Title: El Canal de Panamá y los intereses y derechos de Colombia. Artículos tomados de "El Porvenir" de Cartagena, "El Cronista" y "El Observador" de Panamá.
Creator: Núñez, Rafael (?)
Publication Info: Cartagena : Tipografía de Antonio Araújo L., a cargo de O'Byrne, 1890.
Physical Details: 1+5-30pp. ; 23 5/10 x 16 cms.
Physical Condition: Good, but some dust-staining on bottom of title page.

Summary: Different accounts of the Colombian situation after the French company in charge of building the Panama canal went bankrupt.
Historical Notes: The idea of connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is as old as the discovery of the New World. It wasn't until 1881, when French capitalists led by Ferdinand de Lesseps bought the Panama Railroad Company and founded the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique that was in charge to begin the works of this immense enterprise. The fate of the company could not have been worst. By 1888 after millions of dollars in investments and high death rates among workers, the Compagnie Universelle went bankrupt , nearly dragging the French economy with it, in what was considered an international scandal that resulted in the conviction of Lesseps, his son, and other French entrepreneurs. This pamphlet evinces this important historical events. (See for example, Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu. The Big Ditch: How America Took, Built, Ran, and Ultimately Gave Away the Panama Canal (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011)
Donor Notes: Several articles, collected from newspaper of Cartagena & Panamá which review Colombia's situation after the collapse of Lesseps' Co... - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Foreign relations -- Panama
Panama -- Foreign relations -- Colombia
Panama Canal (Panama)
Colombia -- History -- 1886-1903
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt Univesity
Accession Number: P00282
Record Number: 526
OCLC Number: 796257637