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The Colonial Wars and the Disaster of 1898

Sebastian Balfour

in The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898–1923

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205074
eISBN:
9780191676482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205074.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

There are several reasons why the Spanish war effort failed so dismally to match that of the American. The Spanish army was widely dispersed in each of the arenas of war. The American High Command, ... More


IMPERIAL EXPANSION AND THE PROBLEM OF HAWAII, 1898–1902

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

In 1898, during the Spanish‐American War, many anti‐imperialists assumed that members of the U.S. woman suffrage movement would be staunch critics of antidemocratic U.S. efforts to establish ... More


How the American Century Started

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the way European élites became aware of the rising power of America following the Spanish–American war of 1898; shows how the British saw a chance to create a new Anglo-Saxon ... More


Understanding and Classifying the United States’ “Mohammedan Wards” in the Philippines, 1898–1905

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 focuses on the period between 1898 and 1905 and analyzes American religious justifications for the annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War and the role that American ... More


International Impact and Domestic Advance

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

American concerns for independence abroad took on a new urgency with the instigation of the Spanish-American War. The Declaration of Independence set the framework for national sovereignty in a ... More


Naval Warfare: Prize Money and Blood Money

Nicholas R. Parrillo

in Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

For a long time, the US government made its naval officers eligible for two kinds of bounties, shares in the proceeds from enemy merchant vessels and cargo they captured (prize money) and rewards ... More


Making the Imperial Subject: Protestants, Catholics, and Jews

Tisa Wenger

in Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634623
eISBN:
9781469634647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634623.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the role of religious freedom in the Spanish-American War and the subsequent U.S. decision to annex the Philippines. Surveying the views of imperialists and anti-imperialists ... More


Jim Crow and the Western

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Four explores the processes by which Black Westerners were displaced by, and even on occasion transformed into, white heroes in frontier clubmen’s writings. The first case concerns Wister’s ... More


/ Apparitions of Africa: Leoncio Evita's When the Combes Fought and José Martí's “Our America”

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The Spanish-American War of 1898, despite the hyphen and implied dialectic, was never simply a matter involving two nations and a particular year. It was a global conflict from the very beginning, ... More


Prologue

Sebastian Balfour

in The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898–1923

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205074
eISBN:
9780191676482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205074.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

It could be said that Spain lost her Empire twice over. In the early 19th century she lost her colonies on mainland America after protracted wars of independence. And at the end of the century, Spain ... More


Dancing with Corpses: Popular Responses to War and Disaster

Sebastian Balfour

in The End of the Spanish Empire, 1898–1923

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205074
eISBN:
9780191676482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205074.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Popular reaction to the Disaster was notoriously muted. Apart from a few angry demonstrations led by students, most Spaniards appeared to greet the news with indifference. This at least was the ... More


Corporate tax at the turn of the century

STEVEN A. BANK

in From Sword to Shield: The Transformation of the Corporate Income Tax, 1861 to Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195326192
eISBN:
9780199775811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326192.003.003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses corporate tax in the early 20th century. The 1894 corporate income tax represented the culmination of a gradual evolution of corporate taxation at the state and federal level ... More


Edward Stratemeyer at Siboney (1898)

in Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317484
eISBN:
9781846317170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317170.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates Edward Stratemeyer. The Spanish-American War which started in April 1898 and ended in December 1898 is also assessed. The USA and Spain became two ‘great powers’, realising ... More


German Professionalism and American Warfare, 1865–1899

Michael A. Bonura

in Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709429
eISBN:
9780814723173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709429.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the German influence in American warfare. German innovation in industry, science, and education made a great impression on American society, and the country adopted several ... More


Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

April Merleaux

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the weeks and months after the end of the Spanish American War, Americans celebrated their nation's triumph by eating sugar. Each of the nation's new imperial possessions, from Puerto Rico to the ... More


Revising and Rejecting Antifriarism

Katherine D. Moran

in The Imperial Church: Catholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748813
eISBN:
9781501748837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748813.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines American representations of Spanish friar history in the Philippines. It talks about how the Americans turned to the history of Spanish friars in order to think about their own ... More


Occupations by the United States of America and the Spanish-American War

Peter M. R. Stirk

in A History of Military Occupation from 1792 to 1914

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748675999
eISBN:
9781474418676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675999.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with the occupations of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines that arose from the Spanish-American war 1898-1899. Again the prospect of annexation hung over the occupation of Cuba ... More


’Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Jason W. Smith

in To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640440
eISBN:
9781469640464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640440.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the full emergence of hydrographic surveying, charts, and knowledge of the marine environment as a strategic imperative that underpinned American empire broadly and naval ... More


War Has Its Compensations

Daniel S. Margolies

in Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124179
eISBN:
9780813134970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124179.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses Watterson's standings during the Spanish-American War. He initially called for disregarding all of the old issues in order to dominate the “new issues and new men”, and even ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Way 1898–1903

Robert F. Rogers

in Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833343
eISBN:
9780824870287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the Spanish–American War and its implications for Guam. The American clash with Spain grew largely out of the expansionist ambitions of highly aggressive and ... More


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