U.S. Imperialism & the War with Spain
Program #ZINH019. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on June 30, 1998.
Imperialism is usually associated with voracious and belligerent European states like Britain, France, Spain and Portugal. They conquered and colonized much of the world. By the time the U.S. entered the international arena in the late 19th century, there wasn't much left to grab but Spain was weak and vulnerable. The U.S. war with Spain was a turning point. It thrust the country into the Caribbean and the Pacific. The war's legacy, particularly with Cuba resonates today. 1998 is the 100th anniversary of the Spanish-American War.
Recorded at a benefit for Revolution Books.
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