America as a World Power 1897-1907

America as a World Power 1897-1907

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America as a World Power 1897-1907

America as a World Power 1897-1907

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This, the last volume of narrative text in The American Nation, takes up the story where it is left off by Professor Dewey National Problems (Vol. XXIV.), at the point where, after the election of 1896, the country began to take an absorbing interest in the insurrection in Cuba. The main field of the volume is therefore the Spanish War of 1898 and its consequences on the spirit and policy of the American people; but it also includes the great administrative and economic questions which have pressed for a solution.

The first four chapters are wholly devoted to the preliminaries of intervention in Cuba, the war with Spain and the following Peace of Paris; with a fifth chapter on the Philippine insurrection. The perplexing questions as to the status of the new dependencies is treated in chapter viii., (which includes Porto Rico), and in chapter ix. on the progress of government in the Philippines. Another phase of the outcome of the Spanish War is the history of the Republic of Cuba (chapter x.). On the other side of the world the possession of the Philippines . . .

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