Bonnie Miller From Liberation To Conquest Analysis

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Souhoud Sore Dr. Nancy Ford War and American Spring 2013 From Liberation to Conquest Bonnie M. Miller In this book “From Liberation to Conquest”, Bonnie M. Miller delve about the United States involvement in Cuba fight for independence against their long time colonist; the Spanish. The Cubans revolution paved the way and made it possible for the United States to colonize other countries and Cuba being one of them through informal colony, the decline of Spain was a major factor. The author focus on the media (yellow journalism) and the part they play before, during and after the war and also how McKinley used this to his advantage. After trying for her independence twice already the Cubans were determined to obtain her independence by any means necessary. Spain, once a world super power back in her day was on her last leg when the Cubans again try for their independence. Even though being on her last leg Spain was once again ready to make a…show more content…
At first it was war to avenge the Maine and free Cuba but it quickly became McKinley war. Unlike previous presidents McKinley favor expansion but that goes against American ideology. Miller discuss the culture of war and how it was depicted and it popularity Now examine each chapter. Start with Miller's argument (what she is trying to prove), followed by examples from the chapter (her evidence) that proves her point. Do this of all the chapters. Despite all the factors that led to the Spanish-American war it seems like war was inevitable. Because the United States economy was experience an up and down economy and there was a lot of push for the country to expand overseas. The economy boomed during and after Reconstruction through the Homestead Act and the expansion of the railroads. But the Midwest and the West was soon all carve up and economist needed somewhere to carve

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