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Collage: The World of 1898: The Spanish American War

"The war of the United States with Spain was very brief.
Its results were many, startling, and of world-wide meaning."

--Henry Cabot Lodge

Hispanic Division, Library of Congress

This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period. Among the participants and authors featured are such well-known figures as Presidents Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as Admiral George Dewey and author Mark Twain (United States), together with other important figures such as Antonio Maceo and José Martí (Cuba), Román Baldorioty de Castro and Lola Rodríguez de Tió (Puerto Rico), José Rizal and Emilio Aguinaldo (Philippines), and Antonio Cánovas del Castillo and Ramón Blanco (Spain).

Special Presentations
Cuba | Philippines | Puerto Rico | Spain


Literary Response

Additional Library of Congress Resources

Relevant American Memory Presentations

Subject Index

Selected Bibliography


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