Detailed Description

Title: El problema económico y la solución monetaria en Colombia
Creator: Sánchez, Juan
Publication Info: Barranquilla [Atlántico] : Imprenta de, 1903.
Physical Details: 1-47 pp. ; 21 5/10cms 15 3/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers slightly faded, interior pages good.

Summary: A detailed proposal to increase the mining production in the country as a way to attenuate the export crisis that the country was experiencing at the time.
Historical Notes: Mining is one of the oldest economic activities in the Americas. Arguably, it was the main forcé that drove the early European expansión in Latin America. Eventually, other industries came to dominate the economy. In the case of Colombia, coffee exports became the major economic activity during the nineteenth century, and remain so to this day. However, during the first decades of the 20th century, the Colombian coffee industry experienced a crisis. In order to attenuate the export deficit, President Rafael Reyes promoted different economic activities, such as mining, cotton cultivation, and cattle raising. Although these activities came to occupy a share in the country’s exports, coffee sells raised again after 1913, and dominated Colombian economy throughout the twentieth century. (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: Dated in Santa, Marta, May 1903, this proposes an increase in mineral production, especially of gold, and expanded education for all. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Economic development -- Colombia -- 20th century
Colombia -- Mining and mineral resources -- 20th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01345
Record Number: 588