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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


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


 Theodore Roosevelt and the Bully Pulpit

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

To many, Theodore Roosevelt was an exemplar of manliness and “muscular Christianity” and an exceptional public servant who led a crusade for social justice. To others, the sage of Oyster Bay was a ... More


Making the Panama Canal Watershed

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/9780262028110.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history and politics of watershed management around the Panama Canal. It situates the emergence of canal-related water scarcity concerns and the new administrative ... 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


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


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


A Loss of National Pride: The Panama Canal, 1965–1979

Laurence R. Jurdem

in Paving the Way for Reagan: The Influence of Conservative Media on US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175843
eISBN:
9780813175874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175843.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In a similar manner to the United Nations, the Panama Canal was an image that represented a powerful reminder of America’s great historical legacy. However, a large number of Americans believed the ... More


Institutional Change and Senate Committee Hearings

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines long-term institutional changes in the Senate committee system that devalued committee work and negatively affected the total hearing activity of Armed Services and Foreign ... More


Fortification and Control, 1903–2015

James P. Delgado, Tomás Mendizábal, Frederick H. Hanselmann, and Dominique Rissolo

in The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062877
eISBN:
9780813051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062877.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 8 examines the era of U.S. control of the isthmus, the construction of the Panamá Canal, its impacts and fortification, the end of the American era, and the rise of modern Panamá and its ... More


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

Sonja Stephenson Watson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049861
eISBN:
9780813050331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049861.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book tells the story of Afro-Hispanics whose ancestors came as African slaves during the colonial period and West Indians who emigrated from the English-speaking countries of Jamaica and ... More


Making Headway?

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/9780801451256.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes how President Johnson and President Robles of Panama reached agreement on three treaties related to the Panama Canal. The first two detailed arrangements for the neutrality, ... More


Panic-Struck Senators, Businessmen, and Everybody Else: Colombia, Panama, and the Canal Route, 1902–1904

John M. Thompson

in Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859954
eISBN:
9780190935351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859954.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Chapter 3 explores TR’s decision in late 1903 to encourage and support Panama’s secession from Colombia, in order to secure a site for the future Panama Canal, and the subsequent debate regarding the ... 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


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

Ashley Carse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how global shipping is entangled with Panama’s cultural and physical landscapes. By following container ships as ... More


Rediscovering Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: US Strategic Debate and War Planning on the Eve of the Second World War

Jorge Rodríguez Beruff

in Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Jorge Rodríguez Beruff discusses the intensification of U.S. strategic debate war planning related to the Caribbean between 1938 and 1941, in the face of European and Japanese expansionism. During ... More


Frank Robinson’s Map

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/9780262028110.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the role of cartography in stabilizing new regions as coherent geographic units with recognizable environmental problems.Focusing on narratives of deforestation in the Panama ... More


A Global Resource

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/9781469635606.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The 1960s and 1970s saw a wave of highly influential publications on problems of the distribution and ecological controls on species diversity, which drew heavily on data from key tropical field ... More


Weeds

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/9780262028110.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on invasive water hyacinth in the Panama Canal. For a century, the plant has been controlled, but not eliminated because the canal’s locks and dams produce an environment ... More


A Demanding Environment

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/9780262028110.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Thisfinal chapter argues that infrastructures like the Panama Canal have given rise to highly demanding environments. Technological marvels have not universally freed humans from the environment, but ... More


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