Prelude: April 15, 1856
Introduction: In the Archive of Loose Leaves
Ch. 1. California in Panama
Ch. 2. The Panama Railroad and the Conquest of the Gold Rush
Ch. 3. Sovereignty on the Isthmus
Ch. 4. "We Are Not in the United States Here"
Ch. 5. U.S. Empire and the Boundaries of Latin America
Conclusion: Conversations in the Museum of History
Coda: With Dust in Our Eyes.