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s fiddle, and he made up in enjoyment what he lost in scientific care." Haskin failed to point out that despite the much-publicized efforts in public health and medical technology, the death rate of blacks employed on the canal construction was something like three times that of whites. Gold and Silver The color of money officially designated race in the Canal Zone into two

castes, gold and silver. Gold meant the United States "gold standard"- based dollar, which is what U.S. whites were paid in. Silver meant the Panamanian balboa, which is what the Panamanians, West Indians, and (initially) a few whites from other nations, w

ere paid in. Gold and silver came to divide this new cosmos a
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