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  - Todd Stansbury - Goodreads

I strongly approve of this book because it is a quick history of the war of 1898 (just like it says on the labels) while also exploring what the histories have said about it in the last century. This ... Read full review

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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

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 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution.

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