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Title: Limpia y Canalización del Río Magdalena
Creator: De Francisco Pedro
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta Nacional, 1912.

Summary: A detailed project in which the authors propose to clean and make the Magdalena river more suitable for navigation. They include a budget to complete the works, and some estimates of the profits that the government could make once the works are completed.
Historical Notes: During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries Colombia experienced a process of modernization at many levels. Different companies and entrepreneurs, both local and foreigners, began to built railways, foment commerce and several economic activities (Marco Palacios, Between Legitimacy and Violence: A History of Colombia, 1875-2002. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006). The Magdalena River was key for the economic development of the country, for it was the main way to transport godos from production centers to ports. This pamphlet is an important source that evinces the modernization process experienced in Colombia during this crucial period.
Donor Notes: none - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Magdalena River (Colombia) -- Navigation
Inland water transportation -- Colombia -- Magdalena River

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00378
Record Number: 604