Red, White and Blue Paradise

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Red, White and Blue Paradise: The American Canal in Panama
Author Herbert and Mary Knapp
Country United States
Language English
Genre Non-Fiction
Publisher Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 306
ISBN 978-0-15-176135-7
OCLC 10558309
972.87/5 19
LC Class F1569.C2 K58 1984

Red, White and Blue Paradise: The American Canal in Panama is a history of the Panama Canal Zone by Herbert and Mary Knapp.

It is at once an intellectual history of the Canal Zone and its host Republic, and an account of the authors' own reluctant emergence from a fashionable contempt for the Zonians. The Knapps were two Midwestern intellectuals who went to the Canal Zone in 1964, on the eve of the pivotal Flag Riots, to teach at storied Balboa High School on the Pacific side of the Zone.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mellander, Gustavo A.; Mellander, Nelly Maldonado. Charles Edward Magoon: The Panama Years. 1999. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico: Editorial Plaza Mayor. ISBN 1-56328-155-4. OCLC 42970390. Presents a more historical and balanced perspective.
  • Mellander, Gustavo A. (1971). The United States in Panamanian Politics: The Intriguing Formative Years. Danville, Ill.: Interstate Publishers. OCLC 138568. A prize-winning academically sound record of early U.S.-Panama relations.