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Title: Mensaje del Presidente del Estado de La Nueva Granada al congreso de 1834
Creator: Santander, Francisco de Paula, 1792-1840
Publication Info: Bogotá : N. Lora, March 01, 1834.
Physical Details: 28 X 43 [folded, 4 pages]

Summary: President Francisco de Paula Santander writes to the Colombian congress about various trade negotiations with Great Britain, France, the US, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Mentions successes and failures, and which countries he sees as potential allies or enemies. Mentions plans for inter-South American transportation networks. Also contains figures on prices and quantities of export products such as tobacco.
Historical Notes: Economic growth in Colombia was slow in the early and mid-nineteenth century. At the time, Colombia still lacked infrastructure such as railroads and steam navigation, making it difficult for early industrialists and large agricultural producers to export their products. Beginning in the 1830s, various Colombian presidents took it upon themselves to expand transportation infrastructure as a means of modernizing the nation. 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
Agriculture and state -- Colombia
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Colombia -- 19th century
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Colombia -- Foreign economic relations -- 19th century
Produce trade -- Colombia
Colombia -- Commerce -- 19th century
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Related Items in the Collection: El Presidente de La República de la Nueva Granada encargado del poder ejecutivo a la nación

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00699
Record Number: 483