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Title: Al respetable público de la Nueva Granada
Creator: Santander, Francisco Paula de
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imp. De Nicomedes Lora, March 31, 1837.
Physical Details: 31 6/10 x 21 5/10 cm

Summary: On his last day as acting President, Francisco de Paula Santander writes to the people of New Granada. He mentions his best efforts to maintain order and honor during his term. He defends his controversial actions as necessary steps in building a strong, independent nation.
Historical Notes: At the time, Santander was in conflict with Simón Bolívar over how to create the independent Colombian state. While Santander favored federalism and universal political participation, Bolívar fought for centralism and elite-dominated politics. In the 1940's, Santander's followers founded of the Liberal Party, while Bolivar's founded the Conservative Party. Bushnell, David. The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Santander, Francisco de Paula, 1792-1840
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1832-1858

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00075
Record Number: 415