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The Resource Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer

Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer

Label
Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right
Title
Drawing the line at the big ditch
Title remainder
the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right
Statement of responsibility
Adam Clymer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Panama Canal sparked intense debates in the 1970s over the decision to turn it back over to Panama. Here, journalist Adam Clymer shows how the decision to give up this revered monument of the "American century" stirred emotions already rubbed raw by the loss of the Vietnam War and shaped American politics for years. Jimmy Carter won the battle to ratify the Panama Canal treaties, but, Clymer reveals, the larger war was lost. The issue gave Ronald Reagan a slogan that kept his 1976 candidacy alive and positioned him to win in 1980, helped elect conservative senators who made a Republican majority, and fueled the overall growth of conservatism. As Clymer argues, "The Panama Canal no longer divides Panama. But the fissures it opened 30 years ago have widened; they divide the United States." His even-handed account offers new insight into the "Reagan Revolution" and highlights an overlooked turning point in American political history.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clymer, Adam
Dewey number
324.973/0926
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ3715
LC item number
.C58 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • Panama
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Conservatism
  • Presidents
Label
Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007045716.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • "What a Shot in the Arm!": Ford Upsets Reagan Despite the Canal
  • 19
  • 4
  • "We Bought It. We Built It. It's Ours and We Are Going to Keep It": The Canal Issue Brings Reagan's Recovery
  • 25
  • 5
  • "Thank God for Those People in 1976 Who Headed Off That Loss of Freedom": Reagan Loses but Wins Republican Hearts
  • 33
  • 6
  • Preface: "Pluck and Luck Conquered All": A Canal for the American Century
  • "Delay Invites Violence": Carter Inherits and Seizes the Issue
  • 40
  • 7
  • "I Wanted to Treat Panama Fairly": Carter Underestimates American Dismay
  • 45
  • 8
  • "Conservatives Can't Lose": The Canal Unifies the Right
  • 53
  • 9
  • "Draw the Line at the Big Ditch": The Anti-Treaty Message
  • ix
  • 61
  • 10
  • "What If They're Right?": Reagan Holding Back
  • 70
  • 11
  • "Why Now? And Why Me?": Howard Baker and the Treaties
  • 75
  • 12
  • "Be Tolerant and Patient in Bringing People Around": Byrd's Advice While in Panama
  • 82
  • 1
  • 13
  • "A Measure of Our Strength, Not Our Weakness": The Senate Advises and Consents
  • 90
  • 14
  • "Come On and Watch Me Lose My Seat": Gordon Humphrey and the New Right Sink Tom McIntyre
  • 106
  • 15
  • "I Haven't Found Anybody in Iowa That's for the Treaties": Roger Jepsen on the Issue That Made the Difference
  • 117
  • 16
  • "In Perpetuity": Years of Dispute and Diplomacy
  • "We Supported the Tough Conservative, the Business PAC Was Always for the Establishment": The PACmen Come
  • 130
  • 17
  • "A Group Like Ours Could Lie through Its Teeth and the Candidate It Helps Stays Clean": NCPAC Takes on Incumbents
  • 140
  • 18
  • "ACU Could Go Out of Business by Election Day": The Canal Cuts Both Ways
  • 154
  • 19
  • "I Hope That It's Over as an Issue": Reagan on the Canal after Ratification
  • 1
  • 164
  • 20
  • "They Never Wanted to See Another Panama Canal Ad": The North Carolina Senate Campaign
  • 171
  • 21
  • "Is Idaho Up for Grabs?": The Canal, NCPAC, and Steve Symms Defeat Frank Church
  • 180
  • 22
  • "Cold Water on Some of His Supporters": The Canal Finishes a Weakened Talmadge
  • 190
  • 2
  • 23
  • "A Senate Majority Made All the Difference in the World": Canal-Elected Senators and Baker Give Reagan a Chance to Govern
  • 197
  • 24
  • "We've Made a Difference": Reagan Changed the Nation, without the Canal
  • 204
  • "No Constituency to Help": President Ford Negotiates
  • 10
Control code
ocn180756992
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780700615827
Lccn
2007045716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)180756992
Label
Drawing the line at the big ditch : the Panama Canal Treaties and the rise of the Right, Adam Clymer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip084/2007045716.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • "What a Shot in the Arm!": Ford Upsets Reagan Despite the Canal
  • 19
  • 4
  • "We Bought It. We Built It. It's Ours and We Are Going to Keep It": The Canal Issue Brings Reagan's Recovery
  • 25
  • 5
  • "Thank God for Those People in 1976 Who Headed Off That Loss of Freedom": Reagan Loses but Wins Republican Hearts
  • 33
  • 6
  • Preface: "Pluck and Luck Conquered All": A Canal for the American Century
  • "Delay Invites Violence": Carter Inherits and Seizes the Issue
  • 40
  • 7
  • "I Wanted to Treat Panama Fairly": Carter Underestimates American Dismay
  • 45
  • 8
  • "Conservatives Can't Lose": The Canal Unifies the Right
  • 53
  • 9
  • "Draw the Line at the Big Ditch": The Anti-Treaty Message
  • ix
  • 61
  • 10
  • "What If They're Right?": Reagan Holding Back
  • 70
  • 11
  • "Why Now? And Why Me?": Howard Baker and the Treaties
  • 75
  • 12
  • "Be Tolerant and Patient in Bringing People Around": Byrd's Advice While in Panama
  • 82
  • 1
  • 13
  • "A Measure of Our Strength, Not Our Weakness": The Senate Advises and Consents
  • 90
  • 14
  • "Come On and Watch Me Lose My Seat": Gordon Humphrey and the New Right Sink Tom McIntyre
  • 106
  • 15
  • "I Haven't Found Anybody in Iowa That's for the Treaties": Roger Jepsen on the Issue That Made the Difference
  • 117
  • 16
  • "In Perpetuity": Years of Dispute and Diplomacy
  • "We Supported the Tough Conservative, the Business PAC Was Always for the Establishment": The PACmen Come
  • 130
  • 17
  • "A Group Like Ours Could Lie through Its Teeth and the Candidate It Helps Stays Clean": NCPAC Takes on Incumbents
  • 140
  • 18
  • "ACU Could Go Out of Business by Election Day": The Canal Cuts Both Ways
  • 154
  • 19
  • "I Hope That It's Over as an Issue": Reagan on the Canal after Ratification
  • 1
  • 164
  • 20
  • "They Never Wanted to See Another Panama Canal Ad": The North Carolina Senate Campaign
  • 171
  • 21
  • "Is Idaho Up for Grabs?": The Canal, NCPAC, and Steve Symms Defeat Frank Church
  • 180
  • 22
  • "Cold Water on Some of His Supporters": The Canal Finishes a Weakened Talmadge
  • 190
  • 2
  • 23
  • "A Senate Majority Made All the Difference in the World": Canal-Elected Senators and Baker Give Reagan a Chance to Govern
  • 197
  • 24
  • "We've Made a Difference": Reagan Changed the Nation, without the Canal
  • 204
  • "No Constituency to Help": President Ford Negotiates
  • 10
Control code
ocn180756992
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780700615827
Lccn
2007045716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)180756992

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