The Spanish-American War (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) / Edition 1

The Spanish-American War (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900) / Edition 1

by Kenneth E. Hendrickson
     
 

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313316623
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2003
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Maps
Series Foreword
Preface
Chronology of Events
Ch. 1Background and Overview of the Spanish-American War1
Ch. 2The Origins of the War17
Ch. 3Campaigning in Cuba and Puerto Rico27
Ch. 4Naval Action: The Battles of Manila Bay and Santiago de Cuba43
Ch. 5Campaigning in the Philippines55
Ch. 6Making Peace63
Ch. 7Conclusion: Long-Range Effects of the Spanish-American War73
Biographical Sketches: Significant Persons in the Spanish-American War85
Primary Documents of the Spanish-American War117
Annotated Bibliography161
Index173

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