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The Panama Canal: The Crisis in Historical Perspective
The Panama Canal: The Crisis in Historical Perspective
By Walter LaFeber
Oxford University Press, 1978, 248 pp
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This timely and valuable historical analysis traces the 19th-century roots of Panamanian nationalism, the nature of Panamanian politics and personalities, the country's economic difficulties, the history of U.S.-Panamanian negotiations, and - in revealing detail - the events since 1964. Indispensable for intelligent discussion of the new treaties - which the author supports.