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The Mosquito Threatens Independence

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

With the end of the occupation government in 1902, Cuba was at last independent, but U.S. concerns about yellow fever powerfully shaped the limits of this independence. Before relinquishing control ... More


International Law as Faith. The Cuban Intervention and the Narrative of 1898

Paolo Amorosa

in Rewriting the History of the Law of Nations: How James Brown Scott Made Francisco de Vitoria the Founder of International Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849377
eISBN:
9780191883491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849377.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The second chapter illustrates the function of faith in James Brown Scott’s theory of international law through an account of his understanding of the role of the United States in American ... More


The City Sleeps

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The war for independence devastated Matanzas seemingly in vain, for its immediate result was foreign military occupation. When the Cuban Republic was proclaimed in 1902, the Platt Amendment, an ... More


Messianic Visions of the United States: International Law, Religion, and the Cuban Intervention, 1898–1917

Paolo Amorosa

in International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805878
eISBN:
9780191843778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805878.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

After winning with unexpected ease the Spanish–American War of 1898, justified at home as a case of humanitarian intervention, the United States started understanding itself as a world power. This ... More


Teaching Eyes to See: The Advent of Cuban Film Criticism, 1928–1934

Megan Feeney

in Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593555
eISBN:
9780226593722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the beginnings of film criticism in Havana at the intersection of a political revolution in Cuba (to overthrow dictator Gerardo Machado and the Platt Amendment) and a ... More


Yellow Peril

Kathleen López

in Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607122
eISBN:
9781469607986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607122.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how the treaty ending the Spanish-American War of 1898 guaranteed independence from Spain. However, the birth of the Cuban nation was ushered in by U.S. imperial interventions in ... More


The Film Business That Unites: Early US Cinema in Havana, 1897–1928

Megan Feeney

in Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593555
eISBN:
9780226593722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter covers film distribution, exhibition, and reception in Havana during the era of silent cinema and of Cuba’s first republic, which roughly overlapped. At the turn-of-the-century, moving ... More


Offshoring the War on Terror

Kal Raustiala

in Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195304596
eISBN:
9780197562413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195304596.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

A few days before New Year’s Day, 2002 John Yoo and Patrick Philbin, two lawyers in the Department of Justice, drafted a memorandum for the Department of Defense. The memo was entitled Possible ... More


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