Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain

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2006
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Produced by Juliet Sutherland and the Online Distributed
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YOUNG PEOPLES' HISTORY

 

 

 OF THE

 

 

 WAR WITH SPAIN

 

 

 BY
 PRESCOTT HOLMES
 
 WITH EIGHTY-SIX ILLUSTRATIONS

 ALTEMUS' YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIBRARY

 

 

 Copyright 1900 by Henry Altemus Company
 
 PHILADELPHIA
 HENRY ALTEMUS COMPANY
 
 

 BATTLE OF MANILA FROM THE DECK OF THE PETREL. BATTLE OF MANILA FROM THE DECK OF THE PETREL.

 (Decorative Frame)

 CONTENTS.

 

 

 INTRODUCTORY.
 CHAPTER I.
 CHAPTER II.
 CHAPTER III.
 CHAPTER IV.
 CHAPTER V.
 CHAPTER VI.
 CHAPTER VII.
 CHAPTER VIII.
 CHAPTER IX.
 CHAPTER X.
 CHAPTER XI.
 CHAPTER XII.
 

           

 INTRODUCTORY.

 

 

 (Battle at sea)

            The brief war between the United States and Spain was the outgrowth of the humanity of the American people and their love of fair play. They did not stand idly by when Spain was literally starving the people of Cuba into subjection to her will, but freely and generously sent food, medicine and clothing to the sufferers.

            When Spain's cruelty to the Cubans became intolerable to the civilized world, the United States intervened in the name of humanity and right, and demanded that the oppression should cease. Spain resented this, and the war followed.

            Much has been said and written regarding our conduct of the war, and the grave scandals that arose from it; but it is not the purpose of this volume to discuss these other than to say that, the work of the navy was clean and beyond question, while it is clear to every one that there was gross mismanagement on the part of army officials.

           

            The army performed as splendid achievements as the navy, but did it under much greater difficulties. Regulars and volunteers fought side by side, and equally deserve our praise; but they were corralled in filthy camps, stowed between the dirty decks of crowded transports, and despatched to Cuba in a manner of which a cattle shipper would be ashamed. They were flung against the ingenious defences of the Spaniards, cold, wet and hungry, and to their indomitable spirit alone we owe the victories in Cuba.

            The boys and girls of America cannot fail to be deeply interested in the story of the splendid deeds of our army and navy in the year of our Lord 1898, and it is for them that this history has been prepared.

 (Soldiers encampment)

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