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The Spanish-American War

Author: Kevin Hillstrom; Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., ©2012.
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides a comprehensive overview of the 1898 Spanish-American War, including political and social factors that led to the conflict, pivotal battles in the war, and its lasting impact on the United States, Spain, Cuba, and beyond. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Hillstrom; Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ISBN: 9780780812352 0780812352
OCLC Number: 743214127
Description: xvi, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Narrative overview. American expansion in the 1800s ; Spain and its colonies ; The call to arms: remember the Maine! ; A "splendid little war" in Cuba ; The war in the Philippines ; American imperialism in the new century ; Legacy of the Spanish-American War --
Biographies. Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964) ; George Dewey (1837-1917) ; William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) ; Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917) ; Antonio Maceo (1845-1896) ; José Marti (1853-1895) ; William McKinley (1843-1901) ; Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) ; Valeriano Weyler (1838-1930) --
Primary sources. President Monroe announces a new American approach to foreign affairs ; Americans embrace the idea of "manifest destiny" ; An explorer-historian ponders an America without new land to conquer ; An American reporter describes death and destruction in Cuba ; The de Lôme letter scandal increases tensions between Spain and America ; America's yellow press blames Spanish treachery for the loss of the Maine ; President McKinley calls for American military intervention in Cuba ; Theodore Roosevelt recalls the Battle for the San Juan Heights ; Admiral Dewey recalls the Battle of Manila Bay ; The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris ; Emilio Aguinaldo protests the American occupation of the Philippines ; A U.S. senator claims "the Philippines are ours forever" ; Mark Twain condemns American actions in the Philippines ; The Philippine Islands receive their independence.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: Kevin Hillstrom and Laurie Collier Hillstrom.

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"Provides a comprehensive overview of the 1898 Spanish-American War, including political and social factors that led to the conflict, pivotal battles in the war, and its lasting impact on the United States, Spain, Cuba, and beyond. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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