December 12, 2019

Today in History: Spanish-American War

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, then click the links below to learn even more from primary sources.

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War primary source set, includes teacher guide

The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures

Spanish-American War maps

The West Point Atlas of American Wars Volume I 1689-1900 Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War sheet music

Capturing the Spanish-American War, illustrations

Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection selected images

Spanish-America War images from the Detroit Publishing Company

More Spanish-American War images

By the President of the United States of America: a proclamation Whereas by an act of Congress approved April 25, 1898, it is declared that war exists and that war has existed since the 21st day of April, A. D. 1898

Spanish-American War books & articles

Letters of a volunteer in the Spanish-American War

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

More Spanish-American War articles from the New York Journal and Advertiser

Spanish-American War 1898 front-page newspaper coverage

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

Memorial to the united States Senate with respect to the Spanish treaty 30th January, 1899

First national encampment and reunion of the Spanish-American war volunteers from the Philadelphia Times June 4, 1899

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