A Clash of Empires: : The Spanish American War (Paperback)

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A Clash of Empires: The Spanish American War" is a comprehensive exploration of the historical events and factors that led to the outbreak of the war. The book delves into the causes of the conflict, including the Cuban Revolution, the role of yellow journalism in shaping public opinion, the explosion of the USS Maine, and the infamous De L me Letter. It examines the key figures and leaders involved, such as President William McKinley, Queen Regent Maria Christina of Spain, General Valeriano Weyler, and Jos Mart and the Cuban rebels.

The book provides a detailed account of the war itself, from the declaration of war to the various battles and sieges that took place. It covers significant events such as the Battle of Manila Bay, the Siege of Santiago de Cuba, the Battle of San Juan Hill, and the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The consequences of the war, both immediate and long-term, are also explored, including the subsequent Philippine-American War and its impact on Cuba.

Additionally, "A Clash of Empires: The Spanish American War" examines the role of the media in shaping public opinion and influencing the course of the war. It delves into the phenomenon of yellow journalism, the influence of media moguls like Hearst and Pulitzer, and the portrayal of the war in the press. The book also provides insights into the Spanish perspective, the decline of Spanish colonialism, and the repercussions of losing the Spanish Empire. It analyzes the role of naval power, the importance of naval superiority, and the legacy of the war in terms of territorial changes, the rise of the United States as a world power, and its impact on Latin America. Ultimately, the book offers a comprehensive assessment of the Spanish American War and its significance in historical context.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798876312938
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 186
Language: English