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War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography

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A century after the Cuban war for independence was fought, Louis Pérez examines the meaning of the war of 1898 as represented in one hundred years of American historical writing. Offering both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate history of the war informed by Cuban sources, Pérez explores the assumptions that have shaped our understanding of the "Spanish-American War"—a construct, he argues, that denies the Cubans' participation in their own struggle for liberation from Spanish rule.

Pérez examines historical accounts of the destruction of the battleship Maine, the representation of public opinion as a precipitant of war, and the treatment of the military campaign in Cuba. Equally important, he shows how historical narratives have helped sustain notions of America's national purpose and policy, many of which were first articulated in 1898. Cuba insinuated itself into one of the most important chapters of U.S. history, and what happened on the island in the final decade of the nineteenth century—and the way in which what happened was subsequently represented—has had far-reaching implications, many of which continue to resonate today.

Synopsis:

A provocative reinterpretation that will undoubtedly influence subsequent writing about the war.

Latin American Research Review We have indeed been well served both professionally and publicly by Pérez's critical reappraisal of 1898 and its significations.

The Americas [A] probing and provocative critique of the North American historiographical treatment of the conflict.

Pacific Historical Review [Draws] from his [Pérez's] vast and detailed knowledge of both primary and secondary sources.

Historian Elegantly written and crammed with the ideas and insights of a master historian.

Latin American Studies

Synopsis:

Focusing on the War of 1898, Louis Perez presents both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate history of the war that is informed by Cuban sources.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Chronology

1 On Context and Condition

2 Intervention and Intent

3 Meaning of the Maine

4 Constructing the Cuban Absence

5 1898 to 1998: From Memory to Consciousness

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847428
Author:
Perez, Louis A.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Perez, Louis A., Jr.
Author:
Perez, Louis A., Jr.
Author:
Pand#233
Author:
rez, Louis A., Jr.
Author:
Louis A. Jr. P?rez
Author:
rez
Author:
P?rez, Louis A. Jr.
Author:
Louis A., Jr. Pand#233
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Spanish-american war, 1898
Subject:
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Historiography.
Subject:
Latin American Studies; Spanish-American War; Spanish rule; U.S.S. Maine; public opinion; nineteenth century; yellow press; Cuba
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
Spanish American War,
Subject:
Spanish rule
Subject:
U.S.S. Maine
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Nineteenth century
Subject:
yellow press
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 10.08 oz

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Cuba
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
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History and Social Science » World History » Cuba
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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Product details 192 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847428 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A provocative reinterpretation that will undoubtedly influence subsequent writing about the war.

Latin American Research Review We have indeed been well served both professionally and publicly by Pérez's critical reappraisal of 1898 and its significations.

The Americas [A] probing and provocative critique of the North American historiographical treatment of the conflict.

Pacific Historical Review [Draws] from his [Pérez's] vast and detailed knowledge of both primary and secondary sources.

Historian Elegantly written and crammed with the ideas and insights of a master historian.

Latin American Studies

"Synopsis" by , Focusing on the War of 1898, Louis Perez presents both a critique of the conventional historiography and an alternate history of the war that is informed by Cuban sources.
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