By Douglas Northrop
A significant other to international heritage offers over 30 essays from a world crew of historians that either determine carrying on with parts of rivalry, war of words, and divergence in global and international historical past, and element to instructions for extra debate. contains a varied solid of individuals that come with proven international historians and rising students Explores quite a lot of themes and subject matters, together with and the perform of worldwide background, key principles of global historians, the educating of global historical past and the way it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" educating ways, and international ways to writing global heritage locations an emphasis on non–Anglophone ways to the subject Considers problems with either scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale
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V. Greene’s favorable report on the commercial opportunities of the islands. Numerous articles and books about “our new possessions” outlined their potential for supplying Americans with coffee, sugar, and mineral wealth. S. authorities in the Philippines not to promise anything to “the natives” or to treat them as partners but to avoid an outright conﬂict. 23 28 why america fights McKinley organized the Peace Commission so that expansionists would dominate the delegation to Paris, carefully including prominent Senators since the Senate would have to ratify any treaty.
Smith, who had ordered his troops to kill every person over ten years old on the island of Samar. Smith’s court martial actually ended in only a reprimand. Lodge said that he regretted the atrocities but blamed American behavior on Filipino culture. “I think they have grown out of the conditions of warfare, of the war waged by the Filipinos themselves, a semicivilized people, with all the tendencies and characteristics of Asiatics, with the Asiatic indifference to life, with the Asiatic treachery and the Asiatic cruelty, all tinctured and increased by three hundred years of subjection to Spain,” he explained.
8 The jingoes, meanwhile, were bursting with anticipation for war. Luck was with them when the ofﬁcial inquiry, without consulting the navy’s ordnance expert or chief engineer, concluded that an external explosion caused by a mine had destroyed the Maine, a verdict that was widely interpreted to mean that Spain was culpable even though the report did not say so. S. Navy determined that an internal explosion involving the fueling system most likely had destroyed the ship. At the time, however, McKinley fed the widespread impression of Spain’s guilt by saying that anything that happened in Havana was ultimately Spain’s responsibility.
A Companion to World History by Douglas Northrop