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Title: Sucesos de Zipaquirá
Creator: Camacho Roldán, José
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Echeverria Hermanos, 1862.
Physical Details: 16 p. ; 26 x 16 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Fragile: the top of the pages are moldy and fragmenting.

Summary: José Camacho Roldán, the administrator of the Zipaquirá salt mine, addressed this document to the La Opinión newspaper in which he justified the violent repression of workers that took place in the mines during the 18th and 19th of March of 1862. He argued that the use of force was necessary to control the contraband of salt. Camacho Roldán offered details regarding the black market of salt around the mines and the negative impact it had on tax revenues.
Historical Notes: Colombia has large salt deposits that have been an important source of revenue since colonial times. Most of Colombian salt mines are located in the departments of Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Meta. The administration of the salt mines was entrusted to the Banco de la República in 1930. Davis, Robert 1993 Salt Production. In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 448. Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Donor Notes: The administrator of the Zipaquirá salt mine defends his management of them, in the face of riots there in 18 and 19 of March, 1862. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Salt industry and trade -- Colombia -- Zipaquirá
Labor disputes -- Colombia -- Zipaquirá
Zipaquirá (Colombia) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00698
Record Number: 180
Islandora ID: islandora:4312
OCLC Number: 981370892