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Title: Las Fiestas Nacionales
Creator: Anonymous
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Gaitán, 1866.
Physical Details: 16 p. ; 16 7/10 x 10 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Slight wear on wrappers, and dog-eared a bit, but otherwise good.

Summary: This is a response to the 20th of July festivities celebrating the anniversary of Independence. The author criticizes the disorganized political and civil administration of Nueva Granada, and sarcastically names those who will not be part of the festivities, including the veterans from wars, artisans, the proletariat, and shopkeepers. The author states that the national festivities are for those who, instead of being honest citizens, are involved in rampant corruption within the government.
Donor Notes: A sarcastic vision of the 20th of July celebrations, evocative of other, more heroic times and people-slighting to T.C. de Mosquera regime. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Independence Day (Colombia)
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1863-1885

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01752
Record Number: 120
Islandora ID: islandora:19393