The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography
A century after the Cuban war for independence was fought, Louis Perez 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 history of the war informed by Cuban sources, Perez explores the assumptions that have shaped our understanding of the "Spanish-American War"--a construct, he argues, that denies the Cubans' participation in their own struggle for liberation from Spanish rule.
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Review: The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and HistoriographyUser 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
Review: The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and HistoriographyUser 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