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The canal builders : making America's empire at the Panama Canal

Author: Julie Greene
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
Series: Penguin history of American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on letters, memoirs, and government documents to trace the history of the Panama Canal, discussing its constructions, the experiences of workers, and political issues, and including photographs.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Greene
ISBN: 9780143116783 0143116789
OCLC Number: 430052037
Description: 475 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
One. A modern state in the Tropics --
Two. "As I am a true American" --
Three. Silver lives --
Four. Lay down your shovels --
Five. Progressivism for the world --
Six. The women's empire --
Seven. Law and order --
Eight. The riots of Cocoa Grove --
Nine. Hercules comes home --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Total population distributed by place of birth, sex, and period of first residence in Canal Zone.
Series Title: Penguin history of American life.
Responsibility: Julie Greene.

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Draws on letters, memoirs, and government documents to trace the history of the Panama Canal, discussing its constructions, the experiences of workers, and political issues, and including photographs.

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