Our War with Spain for Cuba’s Freedom


Trumbull White

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: HIS038000, HIS045000

Information concerning the island of Cuba was exceedingly unsatisfactory character until the search-light of American inquiry was thrown upon it from the beginning of the war for Cuban liberty early in 1895. Although our next-door neighbor to the south, with a perfect winter climate and a host of interesting and picturesque attractions for travelers, tourists had been comparatively few, measured by the numbers that might have been expected. All of the reasons for this were those which naturally followed the characteristic Spanish rule of the island. Publicity was not welcomed, inquiry was not welcomed, travelers were not welcomed. The cities and the accommodations they offered were in many ways far behind those of like age and size in the other countries of the globe. Railway construction and the making of highways had lagged disgracefully, because the exorbitant taxes collected were looted by the officers of the government as their own spoils. No other country so near to the highways of ocean commerce and so accessible from the United States was so little known.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter I. A War for Liberty and Humanity
Chapter II. How Columbus Found the “Pearl of the Antilles”
Chapter III. Spain’s Black Historical Record
Chapter IV. Buccaneering in the Spanish Main
Chapter V. Commercial Development of Cuba
Chapter VI. Beauties of a Tropical Island
Chapter VII. Wealth from Nature’s Store in the Forest and Fields of Cuba
Chapter VIII. The Cubans and How They Live
Chapter IX. Havana, the Island Metropolis
Chapter X. The Cities of Cuba
Chapter XI. Mutterings of Insurrection
Chapter XII. Outbreak of the Ten Years’ War
Chapter XIII. Massacre of the Virginius Officers and Crew
Chapter XIV. Operations of the Ten Years’ War
Chapter XV. The Peace of Zanjon and Its Violated Pledges
Chapter XVI. Preparations for Another Rebellion
Chapter XVII. The Cuban Junta and Its Work
Chapter XVIII. Key West and the Cubans
Chapter XIX. Another Stroke for Freedom
Chapter XX. Jose Marti and Other Cuban Heroes
Chapter XXI. Desperate Battles with Machete and Rifle
Chapter XXII. Filibusters from Florida
Chapter XXIII. Weyler the Butcher
Chapter XXIV. Cuba Under the Scourge
Chapter XXV. Fitzhugh Lee to the Front
Chapter XXVI. Americans in Spanish Dungeons
Chapter XXVII. Maceo Dead by Treachery
Chapter XXVIII. Weyler’s Reconcentration Policy and Its Horrors
Chapter XXIX. American Indignation Growing
Chapter XXX. Outrages on Americans in Cuba
Chapter XXXI. McKinley Succeeds Cleveland
Chapter XXXII. The Case of Evangelina Cisneros
Chapter XXXIII. Work of Clara Barton and the Red Cross
Chapter XXXIV. The Catastrophe to the Maine
Chapter XXXV. Patience at the Vanishing Point
Chapter XXXVI. Events in the American Congress
Chapter XXXVII. President McKinley Acts
Chapter XXXVIII. Strength of the Opposing Squadron and Armies
Chapter XXXIX. Battleships and Troops Begin to Move
Chapter XL. Diplomatic Relations Terminate
Chapter XLI. First Guns and First Prizes of the War
Chapter XLII. Declaration of War
Chapter XLIII. Call for the National Guard, Our Citizen Soldiery
Chapter XLIV. Blockade of Cuban Ports
Chapter XLV. Spanish Dissensions at Home
Chapter XLVI. The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Other Colonies of Spain
Chapter XLVII. Progress of Hostilities
Chapter XLVIII. Sea Fight off Manila, Americans Victorious
Chapter XLIX. Hawaii, and Our Annexation Policy
Chapter L. Continued Success for American Soldiers and Sailors
Chapter LI. The Invasion of Puerto Rico
Chapter LII. The Surrender of Manila
Chapter LIII. Victorious Close of the War
Chapter LIV. Personal Reminiscences

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