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BBC - History - Panama Canal Gallery __ You will find a very brief overview of Panama Canal history and a gallery of annotated, click-to-enlarge gallery of Panama Canal photos. - illustrated - From BBC -

Colonial History of Panama - Casco Viejo and Old Panama __ Brief, but colorful, history of Colonial Panama. - illustrated - From - 

History of Panama __ "Panama had a rich Pre-Colombian heritage of native populations whose presence stretched back over 11,000 years..."  An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

History of Panama __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Panama." - From -


The history of the Republic of Panama __ Here are click-to-read articles and resources about Panama history. - From -

Panama Canal History Museum - Photos, Documents,... __ This site offers a history of the canal, photos, prints, stories, documents and books available for purchase. - illustrated - From -

Panama History __ A brief overview of Panama's history.  For more detail, just click "more history." - From -

Panama History __ "Under Spanish rule from 1501, Panama was a pivotal trade route and collection point for Spanish commerce from the New World. "  Concise look at Panama history along with additional information about Panama. - illustrated - From -


Panama History __ "In the years to follow, Panama went into decline, becoming a province of Colombia when the South American nation received its independence in 1821. In 1846, Colombia signed a treaty permitting the USA to construct a railway across the isthmus and to defend it with military force."  A history of Panama as only Lonely Planet can write it. - From -

Panama - History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations __ General history, legal and political history along with history of Panama's educational system. - From Net Industries -

Panama History - History of Panama __ "Panama’s history doesn’t begin in 1501 with the arrival of the first European. The country has a rich pre-Columbian heritage going back over 11,000 years. Some of the first pottery-making villages in the Americas took root in Central Panama."  A concise, but not too long, look at the history of Panama. - From - 

Panama History Index __ You will find a timeline of Panamanian history.  Click on the images on the left to access topics in more detail. - illustrated - From Bruce C. Ruiz -

Panama History News Information __ Original Panama history articles and reports written by subject specialists - From - 

Panama History - Overview & Key Milestones __ A brief look at the history of Panama. - From World Trade Press -


Political and Economic History of Panama __ "Upon the independence of the territories of the Spanish Empire in the Americas the Isthmus of Panama achieved independence as a separate unit but joined Neuva Granada in keeping with Simon Bolivar's dream of an Hispanic-American superstate."  An overview of Panama's history with an economic slant. - From Thayer Watkins -

Timeline: Panama __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events in Panama history. - illustrated - From BBC -

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Panama __ "The first Jews to settle in Panama were Spanish and Portuguese Conversos who were forced to practice their Judaism in secret. At the end of Spanish colonial rule in 1821, Panama became attached to Colombia and at this time several Sephardi Jews from Jamaica and Ashkenazi Jews from Central Europe settled in the province."  A history of the Jewish People and their association with Panama. - From -


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