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Author Name:    TONE, John Lawrence

Title:   War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898. First printing in dustjacket

Publisher:    University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2006, ISBN:9780807830062 

Seller ID:   101046

TONE, John Lawrence. War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898. (Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2006). First Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xiii,(1),[1]-338. Illustrated. Maps. Index. black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, the longer Spanish-Cuban conflict, according to JohnTone, was in fact more remarkable, foreshadowing the wars of decolonizatio n in the twentieth century. Employing newly released evidence, including hospital records, intercepted Cuban letters, battle diaries from both sides, and Spanish administrative records, Tone offers new answers to old questions concerning the war. He shows that the Cuban insurgency was in nearly terminal condition by 1897 and needed outside help to succeed. Help came not only in the form of American intervention, however. Political events in Spainundermined Spanish strength and helpde to revive the insurrection, finally topping the regime after the Americans invaded. Tone also explores the Spa nish policy of "reconcentration," which forcible relocated thousands of Cubans to concentration camps and resulted in thousands of deaths. The Spanish-Cuban-American war proved pivotal in the histories of all three countries involved. Tone's fresh analysis will provoke new discussions and debates among historians and human rights scholars as they reexamine the war in whichthe concentration camp was invented, Cuba was born, Spain lost its empire, and America gained an overseas empire." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Eloy Gonzalo and the Disaster of War. 2. The Origins of Cuban Independe nce. 3. José Martí a Dream of Cuba. 4. Emilio Calleja and the Failure of Reform. 5. Máximo Gómez and Total War. 6. Antonio Maceo and the Battle of Peralejo. 7. The Cuban Liberation Army. 8. The Spanish Army. 9. Arsenio Martínez Campos Defending the Indefensible. 10. Mal Tiempo and the Romance of theMachete. 11. The Invasion of the West. 12. Valeriano Weyler the Butcher. 1 3. The Death of Maceo. 14. Reconcentration. 15. The Monster and the Assassin. 16. The Jingoes. 17. Frascuelo versus Edison. 18. The Splendid Disaster.Very good in dustjacket. 35.00


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