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Title: Los Estados Unidos y su robo de Panamá. Tratado de 1846 antecedentes y consecuentes.
Creator: Ortiz, Daniel
Galvis, Rafael
Publication Info: Bogotá : , 1920.
Physical Details: 1-120 pp. ; 23 3/10 x 16 cms.
Physical Condition: Fair: wrappers stained, worn, interior foxed, dog-eared, on yellowed paper.

Summary: An account, from the Colombian perspective, of the events that led to the separation of Panama from Colombia with the intervention of the United States. Includes letters from the diplomatic negotiations that established free transit across the isthmus for U. S. citizens, and the different treaties that resulted from those negotiations.
Historical Notes: In 1846, the Colombian and U. S. governments signed the Mallarino-Bidlack treaty, that granted free transit "upon any modes of communication" to U. S. citizens across Panama. In exchange, the U. S. government recognized Colombian sovereignty over the region. The treaty, laid the foundations for the construction of the first railroad that connected the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. In the long run, it also set the stage for the construction of the Panama canal, and the Independence of the country from Colombia. [See for example: Juan Santiago Correa Restrepo, “El ferrocarril de Panamá y la pérdida de una nación,” Credencial Historia 256, (2011)]
Donor Notes: Two generals, participants in the events of Panama in 1903, discuss the US seizure of the Isthmus. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Panama -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Panama
Panama -- History -- 1903-1946
United States -- Foreign relations -- Colombia
Colombia -- Foreign relations -- United States

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01938
Record Number: 599