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War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898

ISBN-10: 0807859265
ISBN-13: 9780807859261
Edition: 2008
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Description: From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, the longer Spanish-Cuban conflict, according to John Tone, was in fact more  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, the longer Spanish-Cuban conflict, according to John Tone, was in fact more remarkable, foreshadowing the wars of decolonization in the twentieth century. Employing newly released evidence, including hospital records, intercepted Cuban letters, battle diaries from both sides, and Spanish administrative records, Tone offers new answers to old questions concerning the war. He examines the origin of Spain's genocidal policy of "reconcentration"; the causes of Spain's military difficulties; the condition, effectiveness, and popularity of the Cuban insurgency; the necessity of American intervention; and Spain's supposed foreknowledge of defeat. The Spanish-Cuban-American war proved pivotal in the histories of all three countries involved. Tone's fresh analysis will provoke new discussions and debates among historians and human rights scholars as they reexamine the war in which the concentration camp was invented, Cuba was born, Spain lost its empire, and America gained an overseas empire.

John Tone is professor of history at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is author of the award-winning The Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain (from The University of North Carolina Press).

Preface
Eloy Gonzalo and the Disaster of War
The Origins of Cuban Independence
Jose Marti: A Dream of Cuba
Emilio Calleja and the Failure of Reform
Maximo Gomez and Total War
Antonio Maceo and the Battle of Peralejo
The Cuban Liberation Army
The Spanish Army
Arsenio Martinez Campos: Defending the Indefensible
Mal Tiempo and the Romance of the Machete
The Invasion of the West
Valeriano Weyler: The Butcher
The Death of Maceo
Reconcentration
The Monster and the Assassin
The Jingoes
Frascuelo versus Edison
The Splendid Disaster
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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