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Title: Proyecto sobre el desestanco de tabacos
Creator: Quijano, Manuel María, 1782-1853
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Nicolás Gomez, 1843.
Physical Details: 16 p. ; 21 x 15 4/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Very good.

Summary: Deputy Manuel Quijano, here presents a bill to the House of Representatives in support of the de-regulation of tobacco production. He argues that the state monopoly on tobacco negatively affects the national finances. In addition, he argues that the tobacco contraband problem could be solved by ending of the state monopoly.
Historical Notes: Colombia produced small amounts of tobacco from colonial times. There are records of tobacco exports as early as 1700. The national and international commerce of tobacco was controlled by the Colombian government in a monopoly that lasted from 1766 to 1850. The tobacco exports reached their peak in the 1860s and gradually tailed off until the “tobacco crisis” in 1887 during which the market prices dropped dramatically. Davis, Robert 1993 Tobacco In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 488. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: The author, a deputy in the House of Representatives offers a bill opposed to the monopoly on tobacco. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Tobacco -- Law and legislation -- Colombia
Government monopolies -- Colombia
Tobacco -- Colombia
Tobacco industry -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00039
Record Number: 294
Islandora ID: islandora:10531