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Title The United States discovers Panama : the writings of soldiers, scholars, scientists, and scoundrels, 1850-1905 / edited by Michael LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía.
Imprint Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2004]

Subject Panama Canal (Panama) -- History -- Sources.
Panama -- History -- Sources.
Panama -- Relations -- United States -- Sources.
United States -- Relations -- Panama -- Sources.
Alt Name LaRosa, Michael (Michael J.)
Mejía P., Germán.
Alternate Title Atlantic monthly.
Harper's magazine.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Includes articles from the Atlantic monthly and Harper's magazine.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-299) and index.
Contents A trip on the Panama Railroad -- Panama Railroad -- Darien Exploring Expedition, under command of Lieut. Isaac C. Strain -- Nicaragua : an exploration from ocean to ocean -- The new route through Chiriqui -- The secret of the strait -- Tehuantepec and the Eads Ship Railway -- Short cuts across the globe -- Projects for an isthmian canal -- The trans-isthmian canal problem -- The best isthmian canal -- The tropical renaissance -- The isthmus canal and American control -- Latin and Saxon America -- The diplomacy and law of the isthmian canals -- The strategic features of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea -- Non-intervention and the Monroe Doctrine -- The right and wrong of the Monroe Doctrine.
Summary Marking the centennial of Panama's separation from Colombia in 1903, this volume reprises U.S. images of the isthmus a century ago. The editors have collected a fascinating selection of articles from two of the most influential publications of the era, Harper's Monthly Magazine and the Atlantic Monthly, to illustrate the prejudices and expansionistic rhetoric of the time. An eclectic mix of adventure-seekers, naturalists, and scholars all helped a reading public in the United States ""discover"" Panama. Their writings show how Americans came to believe control of the isthmus was vital to their.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461645979 (electronic bk.)
1461645972 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780742527225
OCLC # 820011267
Additional Format Print version: United States discovers Panama. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2004 0742527212 (DLC) 2003018046 (OCoLC)52858399

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