1898: The opposition to the Spanish-American war

  title={1898: The opposition to the Spanish-American war},
  author={Piero Gleijeses},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={681 - 719}
  • Piero Gleijeses
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
This article focuses on the months before the Spanish-American war began in April 1898 and addresses two related questions: first, why was the opposition to the war so strong in the United States; second, why did it not prevail? To explore these questions, the papers of the McKinley administration are examined, along with the Congressional Record and forty-one US newspapers, as well as twelve major European newspapers (British, French, German and Spanish) and the relevant documents from the… 
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