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The history of Panama

Author: Robert C Harding
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
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Chronicles significant events in the political, cultural, philosophical, and religious history of Panama, and includes a time line, biographical sketches, and a glossary.
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Genre/Form: History
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Harding, Robert C.
History of Panama.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607829004
Online version:
Harding, Robert C.
History of Panama.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607862866
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Harding
ISBN: 031333322X 9780313333224
OCLC Number: 62896522
Description: xviii, 153 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Panama is a canal and more --
Colonial Panama to independence --
Completing the Canal to World War II --
Panama during the cold war --
Dictatorship, nationalism, and the Canal treaties, 1968-1981 --
The Noriega years, 1981-1990 --
Democracy and the Canal gained.
Series Title: Greenwood histories of the modern nations.
Responsibility: Robert C. Harding.
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Examines the post-Spanish period when the Columbian province of Panama became a forgotten backwater until European powers and the USA began vying for canal rights. This work details the events,  Read more...

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"Christopher Columbus left his brother in Panama to found a European settlement, an enterprise which was destroyed by local Indians. It was incorporated into Peru, sacked by the English, incorporated Read more...

 
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A Concise, Superb Accounting

by Banshee (WorldCat user published 2008-12-18) Excellent Permalink

As political histories go, this Greenwood series is right on the mark. And this addition is no exception. While relatively brief, Harding's The History of Panama is a superb primer on the economic and political evolution of the isthmus. The role of the United States in creating and cultivating...
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