A Taste Of Victory

Not so long ago, indeed well within a lifetime, there was no “dearth of heroes” in this country, to quote the title of our opening article a little out of context. At the end of what John Hay called our “splendid little war” with Spain, there seemed to be a plethora, and the occasion shown above still exudes the pride and joy of that moment.Read more »

The Enemies Of Empire

To the question of acquiring new territories overseas, and owning colonies, one group of Americans answered with a resounding “No!”

We know, to the hour and minute, when this country reached the point of no return on its way to becoming a world power.

 
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The Sham Battle Of Manila

To most Americans, in 1898, the Philippine Islands seemed as remote as the Land of Oz. But suddenly, after Commodore Dewey’s smashing victory at Manila Bay, they appeared to be ours for the asking. But matters were not so simple, for the Philippine people were in revolt against the Spaniards, who had been their masters for three and a half centuries. When American troops finally landed near Manila, they faced not only the Spanish garrison but hostile and suspicious Filipinos.

 

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