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Title:
The Panama Canal : the crisis in historical perspective
Author:
LaFeber, Walter.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Physical Description:
viii, 270 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195059304
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A superb treatment of the evolution of U.S.-Panama relations, Walter LaFeber's The Panama Canal was praised by The Nation as "a balanced, unemotional indictment of the history of the United States in Panama". History hailed it as "the best overall synthesis of a vital theme in American diplomatic history," and The Atlantic Monthly said there was "no better single source."
Now in this new edition, LaFeber brings his study up to date with two new chapters that cover U.S.-Panama relations since 1978, including the attempt to oust Manuel Noriega, and Noriega's role in aiding the Nicaraguan Contras. Essential for anyone who wants a complete picture of the canal debate from Balboa to the present, this new edition of the classic work on the subject is an important contribution to the discussion of the Panama issue today.


Author Notes

Walter LaFeber is Noll Professor of History at Cornell University


Table of Contents

Preface to Updated Editionp. vii
Preface to First Editionp. ix
1 Balboa, de Lesseps, and Cromwellp. 3
2 Roosevelt, Bunau-Varilla, and Taftp. 23
3 Wilson, Arias, and Rooseveltp. 46
4 Arias, Remon, and Eisenhowerp. 71
5 Chiari, Johnson, and Roblesp. 103
6 Torrijos, Kissinger, and Carterp. 125
7 Byrd, Baker, and Torrijosp. 163
8 Noriega, Reagan, and Abramsp. 188
Conclusion: Five Questionsp. 216
Appendix The 1903 and 1977-1978 Treatiesp. 225
Bibliographical Essayp. 249
Indexp. 259

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