By Jerry Keenan

ISBN-10: 157607093X

ISBN-13: 9781576070932

America's experience into colonialism started with the destruction of the U.S. battleship Maine in 1898, most likely by way of a Spanish mine. The 4 month struggle opposed to Spain that followed?€”the shortest declared struggle in U.S. history?€”resulted within the U.S. acquisition of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The younger tremendous of the Western Hemisphere used to be reworked right into a colonial energy, and the stability of strength on this planet used to be replaced forever.In this chronicle of an period that has escaped the eye it merits, army historian Jerry Keenan explores America's warfare with Spain and the violence that undefined. He exhibits how the us muddled the management of the sprawling Philippine archipelago, guided via a coverage that President McKinley referred to as "benevolent assimilation." inside a yr, the U.S. used to be combating a warfare opposed to Philippine nationalists?€”a 3 yr clash that may supply American squaddies their first sour flavor of counterinsurgency war in an Asian jungle.

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With Bonifacio dead, Aguinaldo stood alone as the primary figure of the Filipino revolutionary movement. Unwilling to face what seemed certain to become a protracted guerrilla war, the Spanish offered Aguinaldo attractive surrender terms, which he accepted. The surrender agreement, signed in December 1897, was known as the Pact of Biyak-na-Bató. As a part of the surrender agreement, Aguinaldo was allowed to go into exile in Hong Kong with a small group of followers. Spain also agreed to pay the Filipino leader $500,000 in return for his neutrality.

Wolff, Leon. Little Brown Brother: America’s Forgotten Bid for Empire Which Cost 250,000 Lives. New York: Kraus Reprint, 1970. Army, Spanish (Ejército de España) Like the armies of other European nations, the Spanish Army was composed mainly of conscripted peasants and young men from urban areas. At the onset of the Cuban Revolution in 1895, Spain had mobilized 100,000 men. By 1898, its army numbered close to half a million, of which nearly 200,000 were in Cuba, 50,000 in the Philippines, and another 5,000 in Puerto Rico.

Aguadores River (Cuba), Demonstration at Fort Aguadores, a Spanish strong point in Cuba on the Aguadores River east of San Juan Heights, was the site of significant action dur- 2 Aguadores River, Demonstration at ing the Spanish-American War. In the summer of 1898, the fort was held by fewer than 300 defenders. S. attack against San Juan Heights. On 1 July 1898, a 2,500man brigade of Michigan troops under the command of Brig. Gen. Henry M. Duffield moved on the fort. S. movement. Emilio Aguinaldo, ca.

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