December 13, 2017

Today in History: U.S. Declares War on Spain

Just before the opening of the engagement, El Pozo
Today in History–April 25–the Library of Congress features the Spanish-American War, declared on this date in 1898. Learn more about this short, decisive war by visiting the Today in History section and reviewing The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War, then click the links below to learn even more from primary sources.

Spanish-American War primary source set

The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures

Topical (chronological) title list of Spanish-American war motion pictures

Spanish-American War maps

Spanish-American War sheet music

Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection selected images

Spanish-America War images from the Detroit Publishing Company

Capturing the Spanish- American War, illustrations

Panoramic images of the wreck of the U.S.S. Maine

More Spanish-American War images

Spanish-American War books & articles

Letters of a volunteer in the Spanish-American War

Selected newspaper articles about the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine (includes brief timeline & search strategies)

Selected newspaper articles about major events of the Spanish-American War (includes brief timeline & search strategies)

The Battle of Manila. The Destruction of the Spanish Fleet Described by Eye-Witnesses. I. Narrative” The Century: A Popular Quarterly Volume 56, Issue 4, Aug 1898

Related resources

Learning from the Source: Perspectives on U.S. Expansion

Today in History: George Dewey

Today in History: The Rough Riders

Today in History: Puerto Rico

Today in History: Guantánamo Bay


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