The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - History - 171 pages
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A century after the Cuban war for independence was fought, Louis Pérez examines the meaning of the war of 1898 as represented in one hundred years of American historical writing. Offering both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate
  

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User Review  - Wes Bishop - Goodreads

Good book. If you are interested in a view on the Spanish-American War, its reasons and ramifications, this is the book for you. Easily read in a few sittings, Perez unlike many academics can actually write in a way that is not considered treatment for insomnia. Read full review

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User Review  - Isaac - Goodreads

Eye opening. Books like this show the power of history and the damage patriotic jingoism can have on perspective even after the event has long past. Jack Nicholson's quote from the Two Jakes sums up the author's point nicely: "the past never goes away." Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
ix
On Context and Condition
1
Intervention and Intent
23
Meaning of the Maine
57
Constructing the Cuban Absence
81
1898 to 1998 From Memory to Consciousness
108
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Louis A. Perez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of many award-winning books, including"On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture" and "To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society" (both from the University of North Carolina Press).

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