The Crisis Of 1898

Overview

The essays collected here provide an up-to-date analysis of the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War. Each essay is written by an expert in the history of the nations involved in the conflict of 1898: the United States, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The book seeks to provide a better understanding of the effects of this signal year on all of its main protagonists and the global implications it would have throughout the...

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Overview

The essays collected here provide an up-to-date analysis of the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War. Each essay is written by an expert in the history of the nations involved in the conflict of 1898: the United States, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The book seeks to provide a better understanding of the effects of this signal year on all of its main protagonists and the global implications it would have throughout the 20th century.

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"...the whole volume is an eloquent, scholarly and readable collection, with sufficient new insights and critiques to make it a worthy addition..."— Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
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Nine essays from a May 1997 conference in Southampton, England, provide various perspectives on the Spanish American War, which ended Spain's imperialist era and began that of the US. The topics include making the new 20th-century world order, US politics, the origins of the Cuban revolt, Puerto Rico, the coordinates of the crisis in the Pacific, nationalist mobilization in Spain, and US military strategy towards Cuba. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312216504
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Angel Smith is Lecturer in Modern Spanish History at the University of Southampton.

Emma Dávila-Cox is Lecturer in Caribbean and Latin American History at the University of Southampton.

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Table of Contents

1898 and the Making of the New Twentieth-Century World Order—Angel Smith & Emma Dávila-Cox
• United States Politics and the 1898 War Over Cuba—John Offner
• Remembering the Maine : The United States, 1898 and Sectional Reconciliation—John Oldfield
• The Origins of the Cuban Revolt—Alistair Hennessy
• Insinuations of Hegemony: Culture and Imperial Transfer in Fin-de-Siècle Cuba—Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
• Puerto Rico in the Hispanic-Cuban-American War: Reassessing "The Picnic"—Emma Dàvila-Cox
• 1898: The Coordinates of the Spanish Crisis in the Pacific—Marìa-Dolores Elizalde
• The People and the Nation: Nationalist Mobilization and the Crisis of 1895-1898 in Spain—Angel Smith
• The Impact of War within Spain: Continuity or Crisis?—Sebastian Balfour
• "At the Wrong Place, at the Wrong Time and with the Wrong Enemy:" US Military Strategy towards Cuba in 1898—Joseph Smith
• Index

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