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Title: Exposición sobre el cultivo del algodón hecha por e Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la República al Consejo de Ministros en su sesión del 18 de julio de 1907
Creator: [Reyes, Rafael]
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta Nacional Calle 9, Número 175 B, 1907.
Physical Details: 1-8 pp. ; 17 9/10 x 18 cms.
Physical Condition: Some foxing on wrappers, otherwise interior pages good.

Summary: A detailed project to transform the Colombian cotton industry, as a way to get out of the recession during the early-twentieth century.
Historical Notes: During the first decades of the 20th century, the Colombian coffee industry experienced a crisis. In order to attenuate the export deficit, President Rafael Reyes promoted different economic activities, such as mining, cotton cultivation, and cattle raising. In this context, the Colombian state conceived different plans to overcome the crisis, and developing the cotton industry was one of such projects. Although these activities came to occupy a share in the country’s exports, coffee sells raised again after 1913, and dominated Colombian economy throughout the twentieth century. (See for example, David Bushnell, The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), p. 169.
Donor Notes: Gen. Reyes urged the extensive Colombian cultivation of cotton, as a means out of Colombia's econ. recession. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Agriculture -- Cotton growing
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00353
Record Number: 582
Islandora ID: islandora:80501