Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal

by Sylvia Engdahl

Hardcover(Library Binding)

$47.80

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763645
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2012
Series: Perspectives on Modern World History Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

World Map 10

Chapter 1 Historical Background on the Building of the Panama Canal

1 Overview of Building the Panama Canal Stephanie Watson 13

2 Preparing for Construction of the Canal Panama Canal Authority 22

3 Deciding on the Design of the Canal Duncan E. McKinlay 35

4 Women Play an Important Role in the Canal Project Wenona Marlin 43

5 How Ships Will Navigate the Completed Canal Joseph Bucklin Bishop Robert E. Peary 51

6 Expectations of the Influence of the Canal Holland (Elisha Jay Edwards) 62

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding the Building of the Panama Canal

1 The Role Played by the United Sates in the Panamanian Revolution Was Ethical Philippe Bunau-Varilla 70

2 The Role Played by the United States in the Panamanian Revolution Was Not Ethical Abelardo Aldana 79

3 The Actions of the US President in Acquiring the Canal Zone Were Justifiable Theodore Roosevelt 87

4 The Actions of the US President in Acquiring the Canal Zone Were Not Justifiable James T. Du Bois 95

5 The Panama Canal Construction Workers Are Treated Fairly Robert M. Burnett John V. Farwell Jr. 103

6 Black Panama Canal Construction Workers Are Not Treated Fairly David Newton E. Campbell 113

7 Exemption of US Coastwise Shipping from Canal Tolls Is Not Fair to Great Britain Henry Erie Richards 122

8 Exemption of US Coastwise Shipping from Canal Tolls Is Warranted Jahrbuch des Völkerrechts (Yearbook of International Law) 131

9 Repeal of the Law Exempting US Coastwise Shipping from Canal Tolls Was Morally Right Joseph P. Tumulty 139

10 The Panama Project Was Conducted Less Admirably than the Popular Media Claimed Chris Rasmussen 147

11 The Panama Canal Project Was a Monument to Optimism and National Pride Edward Tenner 158

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 First Lady Helen Taft Recalls Her Trips to the Panama Canal Zone Helen Herron Taft 168

2 President Theodore Roosevelt Describes His Impressions of the Canal's Construction Theodore Roosevelt 175

3 A Popular Author Reports on the Dangerous Job of Cutting Through a Mountain Hugh C. Weir 180

4 A Canal Zone Policeman Reflects on the Distress of Panamanians Displaced by the New Lake Harry A. Franck 188

Chronology 196

For Further Reading 200

Index 204

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