How Wall Street created a nation: J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal

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MJF Books, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
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How Wall Street created a nation illustrates how a combination of financial gain and arrogant American imperialism culminated in the building of the Panama Canal. Ovidio Diaz Espino has pieced together the tale of a dark alliance of greed between the bankrupt French Panama Canal Company and a secret syndicate of Wall Street financiers. With the full force of Teddy Roosevelt's Wall Street cabal and his gunboat diplomacy behind it, there was no stopping the canal project despite the objections of the American Congress and press. Espino brings a combination of financial acumen, historical expertise, and Latin American sensibility to this book.

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An interesting account of how those with money gain influence and set the course of American military and political policy in foreign countries... Read full review

Review: How Wall Street Created a Nation: JP Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

This is a very timely book in this age of cynicism and conspiracy theory, even as it describes events from more than 100 years ago. It's a welcome reminder that war for profit did not begin with ... Read full review

Contents

Colombias Gamble
35
Panamanian Cohorts
49
Seducing the Patriots
83
Copyright

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