The Crisis of 1898

Colonial Redistribution and Nationalist Mobilization

  • Angel Smith
  • Emma Dávila-Cox

About this book


In 1898 the United States and Spain went to war over the political future of Cuba. At the end of the conflict, the world's distribution of imperial power had dramatically changed, the old Spanish empire giving way to the imperialist ambitions of the young American nation. At the same time, all the countries involved experienced some sort of nationalist mobilisation as a consequence of the war. This book explores the interplay of political, economic, social and military aspects of the 1898 war in the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain and the Philippines, all main characters in this short but momentous turn-of-the-century drama.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Angel Smith
    • 1
  • Emma Dávila-Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Modern LanguagesUniversity of SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27093-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27091-0
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