HistoryHIS 124A Panama Canal and U.S. Empire

Explores the technological, environmental, social, political, and diplomatic history of a critical link in global transportation networks: the Panama Canal. The Canal has long been celebrated as one of the great triumphs in the history of technology and engineering. But this triumphalism obscures a more complicated history of struggle over issues including land, water, health, race, citizenship, and sovereignty. Course explores the Panama Canal's fraught history from the construction years of 1904-1914 through the restoration of full control to Panama in 1999.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-T

Quarter offered

Fall

Instructor

Aims McGuinness