November 16, 2018

Today in History: Guantánamo Bay


Today in History–June 10–the Library of Congress features Guantánamo Bay. On this day in 1898, U.S. Marines landed at Guantánamo Bay. For the next month, American troops fought a land war in Cuba that resulted in the end of Spanish colonial rule in the Western Hemisphere. Get more historical information by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources. What can you learn from comparing images across the centuries?

U.S. Marines landed at Guantánamo Bay from America’s Library

Cuba, Guantanamo Bay Places in the News June 2005

Guantánamo Bay image set

Guantánamo Bay maps

Guantánamo Bay historical newspaper coverage

Guantánamo Bay veteran oral histories

Guantánamo Bay reports and other texts

U.S. legislation related to Guantánamo Bay

Looking Beyond Gitmo: U.S. and Foreign Approaches Toward Legal Treatment of Terrorist Suspects streaming webcast

A Panel Discussion on Torture, Detainees and the U.S. Military streaming webcast

World Spotlight: Cuba

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