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Title: Documentos relativos al empréstito y contratación de la construcción del ferrocarril de Antioquia
Publication Info: Unknown : Unknown, 1892.
Physical Details: 300 p. ; 23 8/10 x 16 8/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers gone, as is title page, worn at edges, dog-eared but good.

Summary: This pamphlet is a compendium of legal documents, contracts and loans related to the construction project of the Antioquia Railroad. The document includes changes to the previous contracts and agreements.
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: The documentation regarding the loan for, contracts, construction and planning of the Antioquia Ferrocarril, starting in 1888. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Ferrocarril de Antioquia
Railroads -- Colombia -- Antioquia (Department)
Added Entries: Caro , M. A.
Goenaga, José Manuel
Brigard, Manuel

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01833
Record Number: 355
Islandora ID: islandora:19551
OCLC Number: 11740792