November 17, 2018

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

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

Spanish-American War 1898 front-page newspaper coverage 

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