The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars
|Publication Date: 05/2009|
|Size: 8 1/2x11|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$295.00|| ||978-1-85109-951-1|
A Political, Social, and Military History
Spencer C. Tucker, Editor
James Arnold and Roberta Wiener, Editors, Documents Volume
A comprehensive overview of the wars that saw the United States emerge as a world power; one that had immense implications for America, especially in Latin America and Asia.
On the cusp of the 20th century, victory over Spain in Cuba and the Philippines marked the beginning of the United States’ emergence as a world power. With William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, and other media moguls fueling the country’s sense of itself as a nation of destiny, the Spanish-American War also saw the capacity of the media to shape public opinion and national policy reach an unprecedented level.
ABC-CLIO, acclaimed publisher of superior references on the United States at war, revisits a pivotal moment in America’s coming-of-age with The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History. Again under the direction of renowned scholar Spencer Tucker, the encyclopedia covers the conflict between the United States and Spain with a depth and breadth no other reference works can match.
The encyclopedia offers two complete volumes of alphabetically organized entries written by some of the world’s foremost historians, covering everything from the course of the wars to relevant economic, social, and cultural matters in the United States, Spain, and other nations. Featuring a separate volume of primary-source documents and a wealth of images and maps, the encyclopedia portrays the day-to-day drama and lasting legacy of the war like never before, guiding readers through a seminal event in America’s transition from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era.
• Over 600 alphabetically organized entries in two volumes, covering leading individuals, battles, weapons systems, and events in the United States, Spain, and other nations, as well as economic, cultural, and social topics
• Written by expert contributors, with distinguished scholars of American military history and of the era in which the Spanish-American War took place
• Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume giving readers firsthand access to the way the Spanish-American War unfolded and was experienced
• 350 photographs and illustrations, as well as 16 maps, providing a rich array of images to help readers visualize the war’s key events and lasting impact
• An exceptionally extensive bibliography guiding readers to significant additional resources in print
• Offers the most authoritative contemporary portrait of a true turning point in American history
• Extends beyond the course of war itself to cover a full range of cultural, economic, and social issues
• Offers a world-based view of the war, with significant coverage of Spain and other nations involved in the conflict
• Gauges the unprecedented impact of the media on the war, including coverage of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, as well as essays on communications, newspapers, the penny press, and yellow journalism
Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and was a Fulbright scholar in France. He was a U.S. Army captain and intelligence analyst in the Pentagon during the Vietnam War, then taught for 30 years at Texas Christian University before returning to his alma mater for 6 years as the holder of the John Biggs Chair of Military History. He retired from teaching in 2003. He is now Senior Fellow of Military History at ABC-CLIO. Dr. Tucker has written or edited 36 books, including ABC-CLIO's award-winning The Encyclopedia of the Cold War and The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, as well as the comprehensive A Global Chronology of Conflict.
Roberta Wiener is managing editor for the Journal of Military History, a quarterly publication of the Society for Military History.
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