The Panama Hat Trail

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University of Arizona Press, Oct 10, 2017 - History - 235 pages
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Critically acclaimed author Tom Miller reveals the making and marketing of one Panama hat, from the straw fields of Ecuador’s coastal lowland to a hat shop in Southern California. Along the way, the hat becomes a literary device allowing Miller to give us his impressions from the tributaries of the Amazon to the mountainsides of the Andes. The Panama Hat Trail is at once a study in global economics and a lively travelogue.
 

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Tom Miller explores how Panama Hats are made and sold from the straw to Resistol in the United States. Along the way he describles the people and places he encounters. This book contains a bibliography and index. Read full review

The Panama hat trail: a journey from South America

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Though offering perhaps more about Panama hats than the reader might ever want to know, this is a satisfying travel book that tells much else about Ecuador and its peoples. The growing, harvesting ... Read full review

Contents

Map
2
Introduction
5
Part One
9
Part Two
87
Part Three
151
Part Four
195
Acknowledgments
209
Bibliography
211
Index
215
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Tom Miller has been writing about Latin America and the American Southwest for more than four decades. His highly praised books include Trading with the Enemy and Revenge of the Saguaro, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, LIFE, Rolling Stone, and Natural History, among other outlets. He is affiliated with the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies, and at a 2008 ceremony, the City of Quito proclaimed Miller Un Hu sped Ilustre (An Illustrious Guest).

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