Spanish-American War, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812360
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812369
  • DDC: 973.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 228 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides a comprehensive overview of the 1898 SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. Includes the political and social factors that led to the ten-week conflict, pivotal battles in the war itself, and the lasting impact of the war on the United States, Spain, Cuba, the Philippines, and the wider world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Spanish-American War.
1: Narrative Overview.
2: Prologue.
3: American Expansion in the 1800s.
4: Spain and Its Colonies.
5: The Call to Arms: Remember the Maine!.
6: A “Splendid Little War” in Cuba.
7: The War in the Philippines.
8: American Imperialism in the New Century.
9: Legacy of the Spanish–American War.
10: Biographies.
11: Emilio Aguinaldo (1869–1964).
12: George Dewey (1837–1917).
13: William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951).
14: Queen Lili’uokalani (1838–1917).
15: Antonio Maceo (1845–1896).
16: José Martí (1853–1895).
17: William McKinley (1843–1901).
18: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919).
19: Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau (1838–1930).
20: Primary Sources.
21: President Monroe Announces a New American Approach to Foreign Affairs.
22: Americans Embrace the Idea of “Manifest Destiny”.
23: An Explorer-Historian Ponders an America without New Land to Conquer.
24: An American Reporter Describes Death and Destruction in Cuba.
25: The de Lôme Letter Scandal Increases Tensions Between Spain and America.
26: America's Yellow Press Blames Spanish Treachery for the Loss of the Maine.
27: President McKinley Calls for American Military Intervention in Cuba.
28: Theodore Roosevelt Recalls the Battle for the San Juan Heights.
29: Admiral Dewey Recalls the Battle of Manila Bay.
30: The United States and Spain Sign the Treaty of Paris.
31: Emilio Aguinaldo Protests the American Occupation of the Philippines.
32: A U.S. Senator Claims “The Philippines Are Ours Forever”.
33: Mark Twain Condemns American Actions in the Philippines.
34: The Philippine Islands Receive Their Independence.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.