Spanish-American War / Edition 2

Spanish-American War / Edition 2

by Michael Golay
     
 

A narrative account of the Spanish American War, covering the origins of dispute between the United States and Spain over Cuba, profiles of the key figures, and descriptions of major battles. See more details below

Overview

A narrative account of the Spanish American War, covering the origins of dispute between the United States and Spain over Cuba, profiles of the key figures, and descriptions of major battles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816049356
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
America at War Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Prologue: death of a battleship xv

The Purloined Letter xx

1 Crossfire: spain, cuba, the united states 1

The Bronze Titan 8

The New Navy 12

2 Outbreak 15

"A Message to Garcia" 22

Spanish naval operations in the Atlantic, April-May 1898 24

A Mismatch of Powers 26

3 "You may fire" 29

Roosevelt and His Boss 31

Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898 37

4 The war from main street 41

Ragtime Goes to War 48

A Just War" 52

5 Mobilization 55

Fighting for the Old Flag 57

Spanish-American War in the Caribbean, 1898 65

The Eastern Squadron 68

6 Ashore In Cuba 70

Buffalo Soldiers 78

Santiago Campaign, July 1-17, 1898 81

7 Sea Fight Off Santiago 87

The Voyage of the Oregon 88

8 The Santiago Siege 97

The Invisible Killers 102

9 Puerto Rico And The Philippines 109

Puerto Rican Campaign, July 25-August 14, 1898 111

Aguinaldo and the Americans 115

Siege And Battle Of Manila, June 30-August 14, 1898 118

10 Weapons And Tactics 121

The Moro Myths 124

How Not to Use a Balloon 131

11 The Battle For Empire 136

The Anti-Imperialists 142

Pacifying Ilocano Province 146

U.S. Acquisitions In The Pacific, 1867-1989 152

Glossary 154

Further Reading 158

Index 161

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