Thomas M. Leonard's Historical Dictionary of Panama PDF

By Thomas M. Leonard

ISBN-10: 0810878348

ISBN-13: 9780810878341

This Historical Dictionary of Panama covers Panama’s special background from the time of its Spanish colonization, via its connection to Colombia within the 19th century, and its lengthy interval of U.S. presence. all through those sessions, Panama drew the skin world’s awareness as a transit path that first attached the west coasts of Latin the US and the USA to Western Europe. therefore, within the lengthy heritage of the isthmus, its transit course has served to maneuver shipment, humans, and tradition during the world.

The wealthy background of Panama is roofed via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 500 cross-referenced entries on vital personalities, politics, economic system, international family, faith, and tradition. This booklet is a superb entry element for college kids, researchers, and someone eager to understand extra concerning the Panama.

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But it opened the entire system to corruption. The move in authority from Lima to Bogotá meant little to the Panamanians. In effect, the Panamanians did not experience the heavy handedness of Spanish administration nor did they see themselves as part of a larger empire. Many elite Panamanians already disliked centralized authority, and given the sense of self decision making in their relations with distant Peru, the Panamanians equally resisted Bogota’s authority. In other words, the Panamanians developed a sense of separateness from the Spanish centralized administrative system.

S. Zone authorities, oust him from the presidency. S. partner in World War II. S. military installations outside the Canal Zone deemed essential for the canal’s wartime defense. 1942–1945 Wartime shortages result in the importation of foodstuffs and laborers from other Central American countries. 1947 22 December: Panamanian National Assembly unanimously rejects the proposed Filós–Hines Treaty that would have permitted the United States to operate most of the wartime defense sites outside the Canal Zone.

Initially, it was the Spanish government that controlled colonial policy from 1519 until 1821. S. policy regarding the construction, operation, and security of the canal that traversed the country. S. interference in Panama’s internal affairs. The second theme revolves around the emergence of a colonial elite that avoided Spanish dictates at every turn and argued in 1821 whether the Department of Panama should be linked to the government at Bogotá. Although the elite chose the latter, it spent the 19th century questioning and challenging the wisdom of that relationship.

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