CRUCIBLE OF EMPIRE: THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
--New York Magazine
The Rough Riders. Teddy Roosevelt. Kettle Hill. The sinking of the battleship Maine. These are the few facts most people know about the United States’ war with Spain in 1898. They probably do not remember that this was the war that brought the United States to center stage as a world power. Victorious over Spanish Empire in Cuba and the Philippines, the United States, a nation founded in opposition to imperialism, grappled with its new role as an imperial power. Forbes magazine proclaimed: “A fascinating, clear-eyed look at a hazy crossroads in America’s path toward becoming a world power.