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Title: Caminos públicos
Creator: Unknown
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Ancisar Pardo, 1848.
Physical Details: 7p. ; 18 9/10 x 13 5/10 cms
Physical Condition: Slightly worn wrappers, interior pages good.

Summary: In this anonymous pamphlet the author argues that the construction of roads is crucial to the national economy. He outlines the limitations for exporting goods due to the lack of a proper infrastructure of roads.
Historical Notes: The problem of how to develop adequate transport is a fundamental issue in the economic history of Colombia. The government was aware as early as the nation’s independence in 1819 that the lack of proper transportation would have a substantial negative impact on the development of the economy. Despite this awareness, Colombia advanced very little in its transportation system from 1820 to 1870. There were only mule-roads, underdeveloped river navigation systems, and one road suitable for wheeled vehicles in Antioquia. It was not until the 1870s that the government launched projects to build railroads. Safford, Frank 2010 El Problema de los Transportes en Colombia en el Siglo XIX. In Economía Colombiana del Siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 524, 528, 535. Bogotá: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Donor Notes: An enthused proposal for better highways connecting Bogotá to the Magdalena, citing examples of other nations... - J.L.H.


Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01138
Record Number: 349
Islandora ID: islandora:1222