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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Bryan, Patrick E.
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Department of History and Archaeology
Title, Analytic
Background to the canal
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Author, Monographic
Insanally, Annette; Clifford, Mark; Sheriff, Sean
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Title, Monographic
Regional footprints: The travels and travails of early Caribbean migrants
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Latin America-Caribbean Centre, University of the West Indies/ SALISES, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
2006
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43-51
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Abstract
There is a peculiar continuity of history in the construction of the Canal, built across an isthmus that had always had significant strategic, military and commercial significance. The Isthmus during the Spanish colonial period proved enormously important as the point from which silver and other commodities could be shipped from the pacific coast of South America to the Atlantic Ocean, and thence to Europe. Flowing in the other direction, goods from acrioss the Atlantic were taken over the Isthmus down to the Vice-royalty of Peru. Panama's importance was demonstrated in the fact that for years it succeeded Santo Domingo as the Audiencia, the jurisdiction of which extended as far south and east as Rio de la Plata.....
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