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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313316623
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2003
  • Series: Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900 Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Chronology of Events
Ch. 1 Background and Overview of the Spanish-American War 1
Ch. 2 The Origins of the War 17
Ch. 3 Campaigning in Cuba and Puerto Rico 27
Ch. 4 Naval Action: The Battles of Manila Bay and Santiago de Cuba 43
Ch. 5 Campaigning in the Philippines 55
Ch. 6 Making Peace 63
Ch. 7 Conclusion: Long-Range Effects of the Spanish-American War 73
Biographical Sketches: Significant Persons in the Spanish-American War 85
Primary Documents of the Spanish-American War 117
Annotated Bibliography 161
Index 173
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