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Title: Petición
Creator: Cajio, J.B.
Paz, Joaquin E.
Arboleda, Manuel A.
Publication Info: Popayán : Colegio Mayor, August 23, 1861.
Physical Details: 34 8/10 x 23 2/10 cm

Summary: A statement addressed to the President of the Grenadian Confederacy, written by a group of Popayán residents. The authors denounce the social and economic problems of the country, and express their disappointment in post-independence political reforms.
Historical Notes: This document comes from the Colombian Civil War (1860-1862). At the time, the Liberal forces headed by Tomás C. Mosquera, president from July 18-1861-February 4, 1863, had largely won, but fighting continued in some regions. On August 10, 1861, the Conservative forces, led by Julio Arboleda, took Popayán, which was a major victory at a time since the Conservatives were losing the war. This war helped drive the deep and lasting divide between Liberals and Conservatives. Bushnell, David. <i>The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself.</i> Berkeley: Univof California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- War of Independence, 1810-1822
Colombia -- History -- Civil War, 1860-1862
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1858-1886
Cauca (Colombia : Department) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Cauca (Colombia : Department) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00171
Record Number: 405