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Religion, Society, and Culture in ColombiaMedellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930$
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Patricia Londoño-Vega

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249534

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.001.0001

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Prologue: Antioquia and its People

Prologue: Antioquia and its People

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(p.9) Prologue: Antioquia and its People
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Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia
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Patricia Londoño-Vega

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.003.0002

This chapter begins by discussing the topography of Antioquia and its divisions. It then talks about the historical demography of the people of Antioquia. It explains that the Indian and the Negroes were some of first settlers of Antioquia. It adds that Englishmen, North Americans, Germans, Spaniards, and Frenchmen, were the most numerous. It narrates that foreigners were hired for the mines of the region. This chapter also examines the occupations and ways of life of the people of Antioquia. It explains that occupation became an identifying factor of the social status in the region. It also analyses the crimes that have occurred in Antioquia.

Keywords:   Antioquia, Indian, Negro, Englishmen, North Americans, Germans, Spaniards, Frenchmen, occupation, social status

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