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The Colombian Caribbean [electronic resource] : a regional history, 1870-1950 /
Eduardo Posada-Carbó.
imprint
Oxford [England ; New York] : Clarendon Press, 1996.
description
x, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0198206283
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imprint
Oxford [England ; New York] : Clarendon Press, 1996.
isbn
0198206283
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abstract
"Revised PhD dissertation examines from a regional perspective the social, economic, and political development of the departments of Bolívar, Magdalena, Atlántico, and Guajira between 1870-1950. Topics include agriculture, cattle, rural and urban environments, transportation, external influences, politics, and the relationship between the region and the nation. Well-researched and clearly written"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
catalogue key
8566063
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-291) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-01-01:
In this 80-year chronicle of the economic history of the Colombian Caribbean, Posada-Carbo challenges the familiar theories of conflict between hacendados and small farmers, foreign enclaves and the local economy, and regional and national politicians. According to the author, neither hacendados nor foreigners controlled the coastal economy and society; farmers coexisted with the expansion of cattle ranching; and local elites, far from resenting national control and policies, sought to strengthen ties to the nation. In effect, he sketches a zone with little distinctive identity other than its geographical features and relative isolation. The paucity of sources no doubt frustrated an exploration of the local political or cultural traditions that might have revealed a stronger regional consciousness. Ultimately, Posada-Carbo's approach undercuts the justification for the book and limits its relevance to the bibliography on regionalism. The book may prove of some use to readers who seek a catalog of economic features of the Caribbean area. Undergraduates. J. Ewell College of William and Mary
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'any reader should be grateful for the breadth and enthusiasm of the undertaking ... Surely this book exemplifies an encouraging contribution to Colombian regional historiography.'Marco Palacios, Latin American Studies, Vol. 29, 1997
"Drawing on miscellaneous archival materials, newspaper sources, and official documents, as well as on secondary data, Eduardo Posada-Carbo assembles a convincing picture of politics, society, and the economy of the Colobian regian during the last decades of the nineteenth and the first three decades of the twentieth centuries. He weaves narrative and analysis together to construct an effective whole"--American historical ReviewR
"Drawing on miscellaneous archival materials, newspaper sources, and official documents, as well as on secondary data, Eduardo Posada-Carbo assembles a convincing picture of politics, society, and the economy of the Colobian regian during the last decades of the nineteenth and the first three decades of the twentieth centuries. He weaves narrative and analysis together to construct an effective whole"-- American historical ReviewR
'The book is comprehensive in its topical scope and factually detailed, yet remarkably concise. It is hard to imagine anyone trying to cover the same ground again in the foreseeable future.'David Bushnell, University of Florida, Bull. Latin Am. Res., Vol. 16, No. 12 1997
'This is a monograph in the best sense of the term - detailed in its exploration but narrow in neither ist focus nor its style.... an essential book for those interested in Colombian history, but it will provide benefit to anybody engaged with the social history of Latin America. The maps arevery good and useful.'Tesserae
'This is a monograph in the best sense of the term - detailed in its exploration but narrow in neither ist focus nor its style.... an essential book for those interested in Colombian history, but it will provide benefit to anybody engaged with the social history of Latin America. The maps are very good and useful.'Tesserae'The book is comprehensive in its topical scope and factually detailed, yet remarkably concise. It is hard to imagine anyone trying to cover the same ground again in the foreseeable future.'David Bushnell, University of Florida, Bull. Latin Am. Res., Vol. 16, No. 12 1997'any reader should be grateful for the breadth and enthusiasm of the undertaking ... Surely this book exemplifies an encouraging contribution to Colombian regional historiography.'Marco Palacios, Latin American Studies, Vol. 29, 1997
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Summaries
Long Description
This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. Eduardo Posada-Carbó focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. He examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, the link between town and countryside, the influence of foreign migrants and foreign capital, the relationship between local and national politics, and the extent to which regionalism represented a challenge to the consolidation of the national state in Colombia. This original study opens up the area to scholarly scrutiny for the first time, and has wider implications for Latin American historiography.
Long Description
This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. The book focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. It examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, the link between town and countryside, the influence of foreign migrants and foreign capital, the relationship between local and national politics, and the extent to which regionalism represented a challenge to the consolidation of the national state in Colombia.
Main Description
This is a study of the role of regions in the development of modern nations in Latin America. Eduardo Posada-Carbo focuses on the Colombian Caribbean between 1870 and 1950. He examines the achievements and shortcomings of arable agriculture and the significance of the livestock industry, thelink between town and countryside, the influence of foreign migrants and foreign capital, the relationship between local and national politics, and the extent to which regionalism represented a challenge to the consolidation of the national state in Colombia. This original study opens up the area toscholarly scrutiny for the first time, and has wider implications for Latin American historiography.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. v
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Prologue The Colombian Caribbean: An Overviewp. 12
Agriculturep. 33
Introductionp. 33
Cattlep. 76
Town and Countrysidep. 111
Transportp. 147
Introductionp. 147
External Influencesp. 180
Politics, the Region, and the Statep. 213
Conclusionp. 252
Exports and Imports through the Port of Barranquilla, 1873-1950 (in ton)p. 260
Heads of Government in the Colombian Atlantic Coast, 1870-1950p. 262
Colombian Exchange Rates (pesos per dollar)p. 266
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 292
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