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Title: Mensaje del Presidente de la C. de Representantes al Senado
Creator: Murillo Toro, Manuel, 1816-1880
Arboleda, Julio, 1817-1862
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta del Neo-Granadino, 1854.
Physical Details: 18 p. ; 26 7/10 x 16 8/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Almost mint. Excellent.

Summary: Congressmen Manuel Murillo and Julio Arboleda, discuss here a bill concerning the naturalization of foreigners which passed the first debate but was rejected by the Senate in the second. The immigration dispute in this document served as an excuse to debate the role of the Senate as the representative of the Colombian people, and its effectiveness in legislating for the nation.
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: Murillo and Arboleda discuss the issue of foreign immigration in the light of their understanding of the 1853 constitution. Arboleda being restrictive, and Murillo, more open to immigration. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1832-1858

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01158
Record Number: 261
Islandora ID: islandora:1207
OCLC Number: 19491410