Unit Bibliographical Notes

  • Habits of Empire, Walter Nugent.  Puts forth the Empire I, II, III thesis.

  • The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, and Hearst and the Rush to Empire, 1898, Evan Thomas (for exam quotes)

  • The Course of Empire, DeVoto.

  • Bananas:  How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World, Peter Chapman.  Pp. 41 Minor Keith, 53 Span Am War, 64 Panama Canal, 110, 111, 119, bananas.

  • Popular Crime by Bill James.  p. 376 on Yellow Journalism.

  • Wilderness at Dawn, Ted Morgan-p. 11 Faulkner's speech "we are still adding stars to our flag."

  • The Tide of Empire: America's March to the Pacific, Michael Golay.

  • Digital Public Library of America has some terrific primary sources related to this unit.

  • The American Peril, podcast by Dan Carlin.

  • The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, David McCullough

  • The American Experience, Season 4, Ep. 3 "Panama Canal"

  • Sarah Vowell, Unfamiliar Fishes. See Notes below.