• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 Panama was a department of the Republic of Colombia, which on 8 May adopted a new constitution under the name of United States of Colombia. Panama’s economy was beginning to flourish owing to the completion of the Panama Railroad in 1855. The economy was, as always, based mainly on the trans-shipment of cargoes across the isthmus.

República de Panamá


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
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  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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