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Borderland on the Isthmus

  • Livre Relié
  • 368 Nombre de pages
Michael E. Donoghue is Associate Professor of History at Marquette University.Texte du rabat The construction, maintenance, and d... Lire la suite
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Michael E. Donoghue is Associate Professor of History at Marquette University.



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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 responded to U.S. occupation with proclamations, protests, and everyday forms of resistance and acquiescence. Although U.S. "Zonians" and military personnel stigmatized Panamanians as racial inferiors, they also sought them out for service labor, contraband, sexual pleasure, and marriage. The Canal Zone, he concludes, reproduced classic colonial hierarchies of race, national identity, and gender, establishing a model for other U.S. bases and imperial outposts around the globe.



Résumé
Highlighting race as both an overt and underlying force that shaped life in and beyond the Zone, this title details how local traditions and colonial policies interacted and frequently clashed.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Borderland on the Isthmus
Sous-titre: Race, Culture, and the Struggle for the Canal Zone
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Code EAN: 9780822356660
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5666-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Duke University Press
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 368
Poids: 617g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2014