Detailed Description

Title: Estanco del Platino
Creator: Salazar, Manuel G.
Publication Info: Bogotá : UNK, 1909.
Physical Details: 22 x 14.5 cms.
Physical Condition: Good.

Summary: A law declaring the free exploitation of platinum, and repealing the old state-monopoly of the extraction of this material.
Historical Notes: Although mining is one of the oldest activities in the Americas, and arguably the major economic export during the colonial period in the Spanish Empire, in Colombia it was eventually supplanted by coffee during the nineteenth century. However, 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. Although these activities came to occupy a share in the country’s exports, coffee sales rose 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: Proyecto de Ley que deroga la ley numero 21 de 14 de Mayo de 1907. [Legal project that repeals law number 21 of May 14 1907.] - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century
Commercial law -- Colombia
Coffee industry -- Colombia -- History -- 20th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P03014
Record Number: 589