Panama and the United States: The Forced Alliance / Edition 2

Panama and the United States: The Forced Alliance / Edition 2

by Michael Conniff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820323489

ISBN-13: 9780820323480

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

After Panama assumed control of the Panama Canal in 1999, its relations with the United States became those of a friendly neighbor. In this third edition, Michael L. Conniff describes Panama’s experience as owner-operator of one of the world’s premier waterways and the United States’ adjustment to its new, smaller role. He finds that Panama has done

Overview

After Panama assumed control of the Panama Canal in 1999, its relations with the United States became those of a friendly neighbor. In this third edition, Michael L. Conniff describes Panama’s experience as owner-operator of one of the world’s premier waterways and the United States’ adjustment to its new, smaller role. He finds that Panama has done extremely well with the canal and economic growth but still struggles to curb corruption, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Historically, Panamanians aspired to have their country become a crossroads of the world, while Americans sought to tame a vast territory and protect their trade and influence around the globe. The building of the Panama Canal (1904–14) locked the two countries in their parallel quests but failed to satisfy either fully. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Conniff considers the full range of factors—political, social, strategic, diplomatic, economic, and intellectual—that have bound the two countries together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820323480
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
The United States and the Americas Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
1.Independence and Early Relations7
2.The Railroad Era24
3.The French Period41
4.Canal Diplomacy, 1902-191963
5.From Gunboats to the Nuclear Age, 1920-194584
6.Uneasy Partners, 1945-196098
7.A Time of Troubles and Treaties, 1960-1979116
8.Treaty Implementation, 1979-1985140
9.The Noriega Crisis and Bush's Ordeal154
10.Canal Ownership and Sovereignty at Last169
Notes187
Bibliographical Essay209
Supplemental Bibliographical Essay for the Second Edition213
Index217

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