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Borderland on the isthmus : race, culture, and the struggle for the canal zone / Michael E. Donoghue.

Author/Creator:
Donoghue, Michael E.
Publication:
Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Series:
American encounters/global interactions.
American encounters/global interactions
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (362 p.)
Subjects:
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Panama Canal (Panama) -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The construction, maintenance, and defense of the Panama Canal brought Panamanians, U.S. soldiers and civilians, West Indians, Asians, and Latin Americans into close, even intimate, contact. In this lively and provocative social history, Michael E. Donoghue positions the Panama Canal Zone as an imperial borderland where U.S. power, culture, and ideology were projected and contested. Highlighting race as both an overt and underlying force that shaped life in and beyond the Zone, Donoghue details how local traditions and colonial policies interacted and frequently clashed. Panamanians respo
Contents:
Borderland on the Isthmus: the changing boundaries and frontiers of the Panama Canal Zone
Race and identity in the Zone-Panama borderland: Zonians Uber Alles
Race and identity in the zone-Panama borderland: West Indians contra todos
Desire, sexuality, and gender in the Zone-Panama borderland
The U.S. Military: armed guardians of the borderland
"Injuring the power system": crime and resistance in the borderland
The Zone-Panama borderland and the complexity of U.S. Empire.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-8223-7667-9
OCLC:
1139394783
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822376675 doi
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