The United States discovers Panama the writings of soldiers, scholars, scientists, and scoundrels, 1850-1905

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Other titlesAtlantic monthly., Harper"s magazine.
Statementedited by Michael LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía.
ContributionsLaRosa, Michael, Mejía P., Germán.
LC ClassificationsF1569.C2 U75 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 311 p. :
Number of Pages311
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20526181M
ISBN 100742527212, 0742527220
LC Control Number2003018046

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An eclectic mix of adventure-seekers, naturalists, scientists, scholars, and travellers all helped a reading public in the United States 'discover' Panama and the tropics.

Their writings show the long evolution of the U.S. debate on the question of Panama and how Americans came to believe control of the isthmus was vital to their economic and political Format: Paperback.

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it was discovered that Posada was involved in a series of. Since the mile- (km-) long Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, has afforded a long-sought shortcut for shipping and assures the country’s standing as one of the most strategic transportation hubs of the canal also secures Panama’s ongoing role in international affairs and world commerce.

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Inthe United States and Panama completed treaties that arranged A. Panama's takeover of the Panama Canal in B. for the United States to purchase the Panama Canal in C. for the United States to continue leasing the Panama Canal indefinitely. for unlimited use of the Panama Canal by the United States.

More information about Panama is available on the Panama Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.

U.S.-PANAMA RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with Panama in following its declaration of independence from Colombia. That year, through the Hay/Bunau-Varilla Treaty, Panama granted the United.

The Panama Canal cost the United States about $ million, including $10 million paid to Panama and $40 million paid to the French company. Although it was the most expensive construction project in US history to that time, it cost about $23 million less than the estimate despite landslides and an increase in the canal's width.

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