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Title: El éxodo del oro... Artículo publicado en "El Colombiano," Números 203 y 204.
Creator: Corena, P.M.
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta Nueva 4a Calle Florián, 1902.
Physical Details: 1-8pp. ; 24 5/10 x 17 cms;
Physical Condition: Fragile; In tattered [condition], but legible.

Summary: A historical account of the economic crisis that Colombia suffered at the beginning of the 20th century. The author explains what he things were the causes that led to the crisis and proposes some reforms in order to get the economy back on track. He proposes to establish an eight-hour labor day for everyone, reduce bureaucracy, reduce some taxes, and exploit the natural resources of the country more efficiently.
Historical Notes: During the first decades of the twentieth century Colombia experienced an economic crisis tied to the decrease of coffee exports. As a result, Colombian governments tried to foment other economic activities, for example mining, cotton cultivation, cattle raising, etc. This pamphlet is an early interpretation of the causes of such a crisis, and a plea to change the way Colombia managed different economic activities. [See for example, David Bushnell, The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), p. 169.]
Donor Notes: An explanation of the disappearance of Colombian gold specie, calls for the expansion of education, means of communication, highways, to establish Col. credit once again. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- 1886-1903
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1886-1903
Finance -- Government policy -- Colombia
Fiscal policy -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt Univesity
Accession Number: P01335
Record Number: 547