conducting business, as usual, on the telephone, on January 10, 1964.
We'll be spending some time on that day in class today, since it marked
the rupture of relations between the United States and Panama.
Throughout the crisis, LBJ displayed a combination of hard-line
philosophy and ultrasensitivity to the political implications of his
decisions. That approach would characterize his handling of Latin
American affairs for the next four years.
|We'll be taking an in-depth look at a single crisis
today, the strain in US-Panamanian relations that occurred in the winter
and spring of 1964. You can begin with some background
on events. After that, dive into Johnson's response to events with
the transcripts below. PLEASE PRINT OUT THE
TRANSCRIPTS AND BRING THEM TO CLASS.
Mann oral history; please read pp. 12-15 only.
to course schedule