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  • Panama Canal: American Experience

American Experience | Panama Canal Preview | PBS

Duration: 00:30
Program: Panama Canal: American Experience #2304
Broadcast Date: Jan. 24, 2011

On August 15, 1918, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race.

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Post Date: January 18, 2011