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Title: Indicaciones sobre Salinas
Creator: Un patriota positivo
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta del Neo-Granadino, 1854.
Physical Details: 10p. ; 21 2/10 x 14 1/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers faded, internal pages very good.

Summary: The author, writing under a pseudonym, protests the high taxes on salt and its impact on people in the working class. The document includes an analysis of the contracts for the mining of salt (under the state monopoly). He offers some suggestions for reducing salt prices and taxes.
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.
Donor Notes: This item advocates a reduction in the price of salt, charged to the consumers by the government's salt monopoly. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Salt industry and trade -- Colombia -- Statistics
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: P01706
Record Number: 334
Islandora ID: islandora:8795
OCLC Number: 62712712