The Spanish-American War

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Greenwood Press, 2003 - History - 178 pages
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The 1898 war between the United States and Spain receives relatively little attention in most American history texts, yet it is an event of major importance. The United States emerged as the world's greatest power in the 20th century. In many ways, the war with Spain was a stepping stone from one era of American history to the next, showing Americans that aggressive nationalism could be fraught with danger, even as it was crowned with splendor.

This book includes an overview essay, five essays on specific aspects of the war, and a conclusion. A biographical section features sketches of Americans, Spaniards, Cubans, and Filipinos who played important roles, showing the human element of the events. Fifteen primary documents grant readers and researchers a direct view of the elements that transpired and how they were reported. This book provides everything students or general readers need to begin their research into a watershed conflict in American history.

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Contents

The Origins of the War
5
Campaigning in Cuba and Puerto Rico
15
The Battles of Manila
31
Copyright

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KENNETH E. HENDRICKSON JR. is Hardin Distinguished Professor of History at Midwestern State University. His books include Hard Times in Oklahoma, and The Chief Executives of Texas, among others.

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