By Jerry Keenan
America's experience into colonialism begun with the destruction of the U.S. battleship Maine in 1898, most likely through a Spanish mine. The 4 month battle opposed to Spain that followed?€”the shortest declared battle in U.S. history?€”resulted within the U.S. acquisition of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The younger large of the Western Hemisphere used to be remodeled right into a colonial strength, and the stability of strength on the earth was once replaced forever.In this chronicle of an period that has escaped the eye it merits, army historian Jerry Keenan explores America's conflict with Spain and the violence that undefined. He exhibits how the U.S. muddled the management of the sprawling Philippine archipelago, guided via a coverage that President McKinley known as "benevolent assimilation." inside a 12 months, the U.S. used to be battling a conflict opposed to Philippine nationalists?€”a 3 12 months clash that will supply American squaddies their first sour style of counterinsurgency conflict in an Asian jungle.
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Military in a conflict waged according to conventional standards. After the Philippine conflict shifted to guerrilla-style warfare, however, Army, Filipino Nationalist 15 Aguinaldo’s forces proved far more effective in combating the Americans. See also Aguinaldo y Famy, Emilio; Bates, John Coalter; Bell, James Franklin; Funston, Frederick; MacArthur, Arthur. References and Further Readings Gates, John Morgan. Schoolbooks and Krags: The United States Army in the Philippines, 1898–1902. Contributions in Military History no.
French Ensor. Relations of the United States and Spain: The Spanish American War. 2 vols. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1911 (reprinted in 1968). Musicant, Ivan. Empire by Default: The Spanish-American War and the Dawn of the American Century. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998. Nofi, Albert A. The Spanish-American War, 1898. Conshohocken, PA: Combined Books, 1998. Trask, David F. The War with Spain in 1898. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Auñón y Villalón, Ramón (1844–1925) Ramón Auñón y Villalón was appointed Spanish minister of marine on 18 May 1898, replacing Segismundo Bermejo y Merelo.
Adams later became chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners and for a time served as president of the Union Pacific Railroad. He authored several books, including Railroads: Their Origin and Problems and a biography of Richard Henry Dana. ” For all practical purposes, the Anti-Imperialist movement ended with McKinley’s reelection. See also Anti-Imperialist League. References and Further Readings Healy, David. US Expansionism: The Imperialist Urge in the 1890s. Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin Press, 1970.
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