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Panama Red: Anarchist Politics and Transnational Networks in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904–1913

Kirwin Shaffer

in In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061108
eISBN:
9780813051383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061108.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The independence of Panama from Colombia and the construction of the Panama Canal created countless transatlantic movements of goods, peoples, information, and ideas, including a vibrant anarchist ... More


The Agricultural Possibilities of the Canal Zone

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes debates around agricultural development, race, and sanitation in the Panama Canal Zone. When the waterway opened, the Zone was largely rural and roadless. US canal ... More


Anti–West Indianism and Anti-Imperialism in Joaquín Beleño’s Canal Zone Trilogy

Sonja Stephenson Watson

in The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049861
eISBN:
9780813050331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049861.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Joaquín Beleño's Canal Zone trilogy (Luna verde [Blue moon], Curundú, and Gamboa Road Gang) which objects to racial injustices against Panamanians in the Canal Zone. The ... More


Neo-colonial Bases

C. T. Sandars

in America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296874
eISBN:
9780191685293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the neo-colonial bases established by the U.S. after World War II. In search of suitable overseas military bases after the war, the U.S. retained military facilities in other ... More


Canal Construction and the Politics of Water

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reorients the history of Panama Canal construction by focusing on water management rather than soil excavation.In addition to earth moving, the construction of the waterway involved ... More


Churchill and Egypt 1946–1956

Wm. Roger Louis

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill believed that the Egyptians were an inferior and essentially cowardly people. But he did, towards the end of his career as Prime Minister of Britain, decide in favour of evacuation ... More


The Tragedy of the Anglo-Egyptian Settlement of 1954

WM. Roger Louis

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates the consistency of British aims through 1954, when 80,000 troops began the evacuation of the Canal Zone. The withdrawal was completed a month before Nasser's act of ... More


Jungle Island

Megan Raby

in American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Tropical stations drew hundreds of U.S. biologists, few of whom would have attempted a rigorous tropical expedition on their own. In the 1920s through 1940s, Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in particular ... More


A Round Trip to Isma‘iliya: Cairo's Media Exiles, Television Innovation, and Provincial Citizenship

Fanny Colonna

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores a new trend in the Arab world—provincial intellectuals abandoning the capital city to return to their rural origins. The focal point for this exploration is an in-depth profile ... More


The Complexities of Canal Construction

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the Panama Canal riots and its implication for both US–Panamanian relations and Plowshare. Roberto Chiari, Panama's president, severed diplomatic ties with the US, charging ... More


Panama (1911–1918)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the Panama of Walrond's youth—a place he had identified with more closely than any other. Panama has been one of the hemisphere's most volatile sites of political positioning ... More


"Fondest Hopes of the West"

Joel Gordon

in Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167782
eISBN:
9781617978180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the Free Officers' relations with Britain and the United States, particularly in light of the Anglo-Egyptian negotiations regarding the withdrawal of British troops from the ... More


The Crisis and its Consequences for the British Conservative Party

Lord Beloff

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter critically evokes the turbulent emotions aroused by the Suez crisis. In Harold Macmillan's words, the British controversy over intervention caused rifts in friendships, divisions in ... More


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