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Title: New Granada and the United States
Creator: Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Publication Info: New York : Unknown, 1856.
Physical Details: 19 p. ; 22 3/10 x 14 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers missing, but good.

Summary: Nueva Granada’s President Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera argued that Nueva Granada complied with commercial treaties with the United States. He focused on the American Railroad Company’s right to build the canal and Nueva Granada’s complaints with these agreements and asked the Railroad Company and the American government to comply with the contracts.
Historical Notes: At the end of the 19th century it was clear that the Panamá Canal would have to be built with foreign funds. After the Universal Company of the Inter-oceanic Panama Canal, the French corporation that won the first concession for the canal, failed to build it, Colombia negotiated the terms of a new concession with the United States. Central to this negotiation was the fact that the United States was considering building the inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua. The canal was built and managed by Americans for most of the 20th century. Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Donor Notes: General Mosquera rejects US President Franklin Pierce's allegation that New Granada had not complied with its treaty obligations. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Foreign economic relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Colombia
American Railroad Company
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: P00685
Record Number: 249
Islandora ID: islandora:4297