Erased : the untold story of the Panama Canal / Marixa Lasso.
By: Lasso, Marixa.Publisher: London : Harvard University Press, 2019Description: 344 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780674984448.Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Panama -- Canal Zone -- History | Land use -- Panama -- Panama Canal -- Planning | Panama Canal (Panama) -- History | Canal ZoneDDC classification: 972.875
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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.-- Provided by publisher