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The Spanish-American War: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Conflict Between the United States of America and Spain That Took Place after the U.S. Intervened in the Cuban War of Independence Kindle Edition
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When the Cubans that fought against the Spanish government in the 1890s fled to the US, they were not quiet about the atrocities they saw emanating from Spain. Because the US was weary of the conflict of their own divisive civil war, they were looking for an enemy that would bring the states together in a common conflict.
Thank you for the explanation of the difference between yellow journalism and fake news. Yellow journalism sells more newspapers because they enhance a true story with untrue, or partly true, details and information. Fake news seems to be a newer facet because it is "more insidious and often comes from either terrorist groups, corrupt governments, or people on the fringes who are trying to incite division and sow discord."
In the 1890s, yellow journalism manipulated the American public into support for the Cuban's fight, a cause that did not directly benefit the US. Yellow journalism fed two types of Americans: Those that wanted to help emancipate others less fortunate and those who wanted the US to become an empire. Both of these groups caused the US to consider their role in the world outside their shores.
I was surprised to learn that the Spanish-American War was only 10 weeks in length. Although the war was over Cuba, the US decided that all Spanish territories were fair-game. It was interesting to learn how important the Buffalo Soldiers were to the Rough Riders' success.
Americans need to read more about their history, besides what is given to us in history texts (in school). I can assure you that I didn't learn anything like what is shared in this book. This book shows that America started down the slippery slope to imperialism and snooping in other countries' business much earlier than I imagined.
It can be a challenge to read as, at times: the wording can be embarrassingly awkward, the time-frame jumps around and there's lots of repetition.
The author's personal points of view also permeates the epistle.
Strange how, over an extended period of time, countries have blithely waltzed into another's territory and felt they had the right to just take over. Also of interest is that there is now a British Commonwealth of such countries, but no French, or Spanish, or ….
Also the section on yellow journalism is what I'm seeing in todays cycle everyday. Though one cannot call it fake news its still encamps itself very close to it with more of a side of news pieces given for shock value in order to invoke the emotions of the reader to its own propaganda whatever it may be. Great Read!
Excellent job by Captivating History on focusing on subjects not as well known!
Good Historical read of America in the late 1800’s ,after the Civil War deciding to take part in two more wars – the war with Spain to help the independence of Cuba. The story of the rough riders and the big part of the Buffalo soldier played and then American and Philippine War with the death on both sides and the aftermath. This is one great bundle to have and fantastic researched facts!