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IRC Film Series: American Experience: The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaled America’s emergence as a global superpower. The U.S. paid a price for victory: a decade of ceaseless, grinding toil, an outlay of more than 350 million dollars — the largest single federal expenditure in history to that time — and the loss of more than 5,000 lives. Along the way, Central America witnessed the brazen overthrow of a sovereign government, the influx of more 55,000 workers from around the globe, the removal of hundreds of millions of tons of earth, and engineering innovation on an unprecedented scale. The construction of the Canal was the epitome of man’s mastery over nature and signaled the beginning of America’s domination of world affairs.

Date:
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time:
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Branch:
Main Library
Categories:
Main Library

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