Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal


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Contents: "To Shrink the World by Half"; Part 1: The Panama Railroad, 1849-1855; Part 2: The French Canal, 1881-1904; Pat 3: The US Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904-1914: Who Went, How and Why; What They Endured, 1904-1907; The Work They Did There, 1904-1914; The Lives They Lived, 1904-1914; How The Loved, Laughed and Prayed; Part 4: The Post-Construction Years and the Return Home: Life in Panama After Construction Ended; What They Brought Back Home.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The University of the West Indies Press
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 2014
  • Place Published: Kingston, Jamaica
  • ISBN: 9789766404574


  • Condition: As new
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxiii, 416p. 25.5 cm. Pictorial paperback binding. Includes 8 maps, 211 illustrated figures, and 6 tables. Minor wear to back cover near the vertical edge where some soiling is noticeable. No other discernible wear. Pages clean. Text unmarked. Appears as new.