"Remember the Maine!" became the battle cry for the U.S. after the battleship Maine mysteriously blew up off the coast of Spanish-controlled Cuba. Fought from April to August 1898, the Spanish-American War led to Cuba being liberated from Spanish rule and the United States gaining control of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. U·X·L® 's Spanish-American War covers the underlying causes of the war, the battles and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. This single volume resource contains almanac and biographies sections as well as a primary sources section containing documents from the period. Included are approximately 60 black-and-white photographs, a timeline, glossary and subject index.
"...an excellent reference work that does a good job of explaining the causes of the war, as well as capturing some of its drama. The book is intended for a middle school and high school audience, but would also be of interest to adult readers interested in history...well illustrated...sturdy and well made from high-quality materials...will be an excellent choice for anyone wanting to learn more about this important American conflict."
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