Defining Moments in American History: The Spanish-American War

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier and Hillstrom, Kevin
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1235-2
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Available
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Defining Moments: The Spanish-American War presents an authoritative account of the origins and progression of the Spanish-American War. It also explores the events lasting impact on Americas political and cultural landscape.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Spanish-American War
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue.
  • Chapter One: American Expansion in the 1800s
  • Chapter Two: Spain and Its Colonies
  • Chapter Three: The Call to Arms: Remember the Maine!
  • Chapter Four: A “Splendid Little War” in Cuba
  • Chapter Five: The War in the Philippines
  • Chapter Six: American Imperialism in the New Century
  • Chapter Seven: Legacy of the Spanish-American War
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964) Filipino Rebel Leader and Politician
  • George Dewey (1837-1917) American Naval Commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Spanish-American War
  • William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) American Newspaper Publisher of the New York Journal and Leading Architect of “Yellow Journalism”
  • Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917) Last Monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Antonio Maceo (1845-1896) Cuban Military Leader in the Ten Years’ War and the Spanish-American War
  • José Martí (1853-1895) Cuban Revolutionary Leader and Writer
  • William McKinley (1843-1901). President of the United States during the Spanish-American War
  • Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) Hero of the Spanish-American War and President of the United States, 1901-1909
  • Valeriano Weyler (1838-1930) Spanish General Who Carried Out Brutal Reconcentration Plan in Cuba in 1897
  • 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 …179
  • 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.
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits