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The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá$
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James Delgado, Frederick Hanselmann, Tomas Mendizabal, and Dominque Rissolo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062877

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062877.001.0001

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The Isthmus during and after the “Fiebre del Oro,” 1849–1861

The Isthmus during and after the “Fiebre del Oro,” 1849–1861

(p.136) 6 The Isthmus during and after the “Fiebre del Oro,” 1849–1861
The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

James P. Delgado

Tomás Mendizábal

Frederick H. Hanselmann

Dominique Rissolo

University Press of Florida

Chapter 6 examines the reinstatement of the isthmus into global maritime trade as a result of the California Gold Rush, tracing the impacts of that reengagement on Panamá, including de facto American colonization and the construction of the Panamá Railroad.

Keywords:   California, Gold Rush, trade, Panamá Railroad

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