Prize Possession : the United States government and the Panama Canal, 1903-1979
Based for the most part on the hitherto largely untapped sources of US government agencies, namely, the States, War, and Navy Departments and the Canal Zone administration, this is a comprehensive history of US policy towards the Panama Canal.
eBook, English, 2002
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002
1 online resource (454 pages : illustrations)
Preface and acknowledgments; Part I. Prelude: 1826–1904: 1. The quest for an American canal, 1826–1903; 2. 'I took the isthmus', 1903–4; Part II. Beginnings: 1904–29: 3. The zone régime; 4. The labour force; 5. The Commissary; 6. The protectorate; 7. Canal defence; Part III. Transitions: 1930–55: 8. The zone régime; 9. The labour force; 10. The commissary; 11. Partnership politics; 12. Canal defence; Part IV. Recessional: 1956–79: 13. 'Mandate from civilization'?, Map of the Canal Zone; Appendices; Bibliography.
Originally published: 1993