Detailed Description

Title: Conflicto social creado en San Martín de Loba
Creator: García, Luis E.
Publication Info: Magangué : Talleres Acción, 1941.
Physical Details: 15p. ; 24 3/10 x 16 3/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers torn, loose, stained on edges by water, as is remainder of item, but legible, notwithstanding.

Summary: An account of the ideological and political conflict within the community of San Martín de Loba over the character of public life.
Historical Notes: The term “the Violencia,” capitalized, refers to a twenty-year period (1945-1965), in the history of Colombia in which crime, often committed with impunity, and facilitated by political sectarianism, disrupted the lives of thousands of families and communities, and resulted in the assassination of approximately 200,000 people. The complex character of the Violencia has led some scholars to state that it would be more appropriate to speak of violencias in the plural, each with actors, motivations, rhythms, and outcomes of its own. Besides the political wars between liberals and conservatives, there were “violencias” of class conflict, religious persecution, banditry, and state violence. But all these struggles more or less overlapped, because of the chronic deficit of state authority that characterized this period. This is a local example of the tensions that led to the most cruent period in Colombian history (See for example: Ricardo Arias Trujillo, Historia de Colombia contemporánea, 1920-2010 Bogotá, Universidad de los Andes, 2011)
Donor Notes: Describes the conflictive Church-State struggle, on a teapot scale, between the Curate (and vice-curate) of San Martín de Loba and its municipality over the sale of Bibles, over dancing between the sexes, and over Jorge E. Gaitán. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- 1930-1946
Colombia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01574
Record Number: 611