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Lasso, Marixa

Erased : the untold story of the Panama Canal / Marixa Lasso. - 344 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-319) and index.

The port and the city: a Western Civilization story -- The lost towns of the Canal Zone -- Regulating the Panama Canal towns -- No slums in the Canal Zone: ICC authorities reach the decision to depopulate -- Depopulating the Canal Zone: the flooded towns -- Depopulating the Canal Zone: the towns not flooded -- A radically new geography -- Epilogue: Ruins and memories of a lost modernity.

The untold history of the Panama Canal--from Panama's point of view. Sleuth and scholar, Marixa Lasso has uncovered a long-overlooked story: to build their Canal, Americans displaced 40,000 Panamanians and erased entire cities, only to convince the world they had brought modernity to the tropics.--



Cities and towns--History.--Panama--Canal Zone
Land use--Planning.--Panama--Panama Canal

Panama Canal (Panama)--History.
Canal Zone.


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