The Path Between the Seas - Study Guide Book 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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"Remarkable Revolution" details the events by which the Republic of Panama comes into existence, devoting many pages to Roosevelt's justification - and self-serving exaggeration of U.S. participation. Contrary to the President's opinion, Roosevelt emerges as a minor player.

Amador arrives in Colun looking innocent, with the flag wrapped around his waist, out of sight. His colleagues disapprove of its design, view limiting the revolt to the Canal Zone asinine, and are disappointed Amador brings nothing official from Hay or Roosevelt. Emissaries enter the jungle to drum up popular support. Wealthy, influential Tombs Arias backs out of the doomed junta, and Amador's friend, Gov. Josy de Obaldna, reveals Columbian sharpshooters are en route to Colun. Frightened, Amador tells only Prescott and they agree to "bluff it out." Oct. 28, Amador sends a coded telegram to New York and organizes leadership in both ports. An...

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