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The Resource Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer

Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer

Label
Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right
Title
Drawing the line at the big ditch
Title remainder
the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right
Statement of responsibility
Adam Clymer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Considered one of America's engineering marvels, the Panama Canal sparked intense debates in the 1970s over the decision to turn it over to Panama. In this tale, noted journalist Adam Clymer shows how the decision to give up this revered monument of the "American century" stirred emotions already rubbed raw by the loss of the Vietnam War and shaped American politics for years." "In telling the story of America's reconsideration of the 1903 treaty that gave it control of the Canal "in perpetuity," Clymer focuses on the perspectives of six key players: Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker, political candidate Gordon Humphrey, and Terry Dolan of the National Conservative Political Action Committee. His narrative illuminates many aspects of American politics during the Ford and Carter years - especially regarding Senate elections - that have been largely overlooked." "As Clymer argues, "The Panama Canal no longer divides Panama. But the fissures it opened thirty years ago have widened; they divide the United States." His account offers new insight into the "Reagan Revolution" and highlights an overlooked turning point in American political history."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clymer, Adam
Dewey number
324.973/0926
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ3715
LC item number
.C58 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • Panama
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Conservatism
  • Presidents
Label
Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
180756992
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780700615827
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)180756992
Label
Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
180756992
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780700615827
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)180756992

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