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Title: The Republic of New Granada as a field for emigration
Creator: Cullen, Edward
Publication Info: Dublin : John Mullany, 1858.
Physical Details: 1-23 p. ; 21 x 14 cm
Physical Condition: Title page torn at top, otherwise, good.

Summary: Dr. Edward Cullen, a British citizen who traveled frequently to Nueva Granada, published this pamphlet to attract British and Irish immigrants to the nation. He offers a description of the country, immigration procedures, and outlines their prospective benefits (e.g., free land).
Historical Notes: After independence, the Colombian government promoted foreign investment and immigration to the country. Europeans and Americans were encouraged to move to Colombia and invest in mining and participate in colonization. Immigration policies were not very successful. However, important ventures were carried out by immigrants such as the navigation of the Magdalena River and the construction of railroads. Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Pp. 58. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Donor Notes: Dr. Cullen, promoter of emigration from Britain and Ireland to New Granada, expounds on the attractions of the South American country. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Emigration and Immigration -- 19th century
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration
Emigration and immigration law -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: English, Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00693
Record Number: 172
Islandora ID: islandora:4495