Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Opening of the Panama Canal, Tangent Publishers announces the release of The Cowboy and the Canal: How Theodore Roosevelt Cheated Colombia, Stole Panama, and Bamboozled Americaby J.M. Carlisle, Ph.D. The story details the all but forgotten 1908 Panama scandal that pitted American icon Theodore Roosevelt against legendary newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer finally ending in 1911 in the United States Supreme Court.
The story traces a powerful lineage of greed, corruption, fraud, and hubris underlying the quest to find an interoceanic passage through Panama. The story begins with the evils of Balboa in 1513, the horrors of the Panama Railroad construction in 1849, the aborted French effort in 1881, and finally to America’s favorite Cowboy-hero, Theodore Roosevelt, as he bullied his way into the purchase of the bankrupt French Panama Canal Company by the United States in 1902.
Dr. Carlisle’s use of over 300 period newspaper articles, editorials, political cartoons, the Congressional record, books, magazines, journals, and letters restores the voices to those many Roosevelt critics who—through time and consensus—have been removed from what was a heated national conversation.
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