Florida in the Spanish American War

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Florida began as a Spanish Colony, with governing headquarters in Havana, Cuba. It is fitting, then, that the state played such a large role in the Spanish-American War. As a base of training and combat operations, Florida's involvement was crucial to the war effort. Join trusted historians Joe Knetsch and Nick Wynne as they log a fascinating chapter in Florida's history-a time when Roosevelt's Rough Riders prepared for battle at Tampa bases, when battleships departed from south Florida ports to avenge the sunken...

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Florida began as a Spanish Colony, with governing headquarters in Havana, Cuba. It is fitting, then, that the state played such a large role in the Spanish-American War. As a base of training and combat operations, Florida's involvement was crucial to the war effort. Join trusted historians Joe Knetsch and Nick Wynne as they log a fascinating chapter in Florida's history-a time when Roosevelt's Rough Riders prepared for battle at Tampa bases, when battleships departed from south Florida ports to avenge the sunken USS Maine and when a nation looked to the Sunshine State to help unite America around a common cause, even as the nation still struggled to come to terms with the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609490881
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,473,343
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 Florida in the Late Nineteenth Century 15

2 Cubans, Florida and Cuba Libre 23

3 The Yellow Press 35

4 The Florida Experience: Filibusterers and Politicians 53

5 Preparations for War: The American Navy 65

6 The American Army 81

7 The Army Arrives in Florida 93

8 In Camp 105

9 Sanitation, Soldiers and Science 121

10 Floridians and Jim Crow 129

11 American Intelligence Operations 135

12 Plans, Plans and More Plans 149

13 Port Tampa: Confusion on the Docks 159

14 The War and Its Aftermath in Florida 171

Bibliographical Note 173

About the Authors 175

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