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2019 NEH Summer Institute, The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa: “The Spanish-American War and Semi-Independence I and II” with Michael Conniff

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dc.contributor.author Conniff, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T18:54:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T18:54:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11868/793
dc.identifier.uri https://youtu.be/L3W9qeWxT_8
dc.description Please click on YouTube Video link above to stream the presentation. en_US
dc.description.abstract Three themes begin this presentation: U.S. desires to annex Cuba, Cubans’ efforts to win independence from Spain, and longstanding economic and cultural ties between Cuba and the United States. José Martí’s efforts to free the island from Spanish colonialism culminated in a military attack in which he died in 1895. Two military veterans of the independence struggle, Antonio Maceo and Máximo Gómez, continued to fight and after two years stood on the verge of victory. Spain’s vicious counterattacks drew adverse attention from the American public and U.S. investors in the island. Jingoistic voices in the United States, especially in the press and Theodore Roosevelt’s expansionist wing of the Republican Party, pushed for and got a declaration of war against Spain in spring 1898. The four-month conflict led to U.S. victory and army occupation of the island during the next four years. U.S. authorities kept Cuban independence leaders out of the new government and, after debating annexation, committed to granting independence, under strict limits imposed by the Platt Amendment. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The University of Tampa en_US
dc.subject Martí, José, 1853-1895 en_US
dc.subject Platt Amendment en_US
dc.subject Spanish-American War en_US
dc.subject Maceo, Antonio, 1845-1896 en_US
dc.subject Gómez, Máximo, 1836-1905 en_US
dc.subject Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878 en_US
dc.subject Guerra de Independencia cubana
dc.title 2019 NEH Summer Institute, The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa: “The Spanish-American War and Semi-Independence I and II” with Michael Conniff en_US
dc.title.alternative José Martí and the Immigrant Communities of Florida in Cuban Independence and the Dawn of the American Century en_US
dc.type Video en_US


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