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The Resource Path of Empire : Panama and the California Gold Rush

Path of Empire : Panama and the California Gold Rush

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Path of Empire : Panama and the California Gold Rush
Title
Path of Empire
Title remainder
Panama and the California Gold Rush
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most people in the United States have forgotten that tens of thousands of U.S. citizens migrated westward to California by way of Panama during the California Gold Rush. Decades before the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, this slender spit of land abruptly became the linchpin of the fastest route between New York City and San Francisco--a route that combined travel by ship to the east coast of Panama, an overland crossing to Panama City, and a final voyage by ship to California. In Path of Empire, Aims McGuinness presents a novel understanding of the intertwined histories of the California Gold Rush, the course of U.S. empire, and anti-imperialist politics in Latin America. Between 1848 and 1856, Panama saw the building, by a U.S. company, of the first transcontinental railroad in world history, the final abolition of slavery, the establishment of universal manhood suffrage, the foundation of an autonomous Panamanian state, and the first of what would become a long list of military interventions by the United States. Using documents found in Panamanian, Colombian, and U.S. archives, McGuinness reveals how U.S. imperial projects in Panama were integral to developments in California and the larger process of U.S. continental expansion. Path of Empire offers a model for the new transnational history by unbinding the gold rush from the confines of U.S. history as traditionally told and narrating that event as the history of Panama, a small place of global importance in the mid-1800s
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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McGuinness, Aims
Dewey number
327.730728709/034
Index
no index present
LC call number
E183
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The United States in the world
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  • Americans
  • Watermelon Riot, Colón, Panama, 1856
  • United States
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • California
  • California
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Gold mines and mining
  • California
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • United States
Label
Path of Empire : Panama and the California Gold Rush
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Path of Empire; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prelude: April 15, 1856; Introduction: In the Archive of Loose Leaves; Chapter 1. California in Panama; Chapter 2. The Panama Railroad and the Conquest of the Gold Rush; Chapter 3. Sovereignty on the Isthmus; Chapter 4. "We Are Not in the United States Here"; Chapter 5. U.S. Empire and the Boundaries of Latin America; Conclusion: Conversations in the Museum of History; Coda: With Dust in Our Eyes; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
961456942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501707346
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961456942
Label
Path of Empire : Panama and the California Gold Rush
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Path of Empire; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prelude: April 15, 1856; Introduction: In the Archive of Loose Leaves; Chapter 1. California in Panama; Chapter 2. The Panama Railroad and the Conquest of the Gold Rush; Chapter 3. Sovereignty on the Isthmus; Chapter 4. "We Are Not in the United States Here"; Chapter 5. U.S. Empire and the Boundaries of Latin America; Conclusion: Conversations in the Museum of History; Coda: With Dust in Our Eyes; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
961456942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501707346
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961456942

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