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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
January 18, 2007

  “Seminar on the Spanish-American War ”
Charles Postel, Department of History
California State University, Sacramento

  • Web Links
    * Links active as of February 2007

  • Historical Thinking Matters: The Spanish-American War
    A website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
    http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/

  • Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935
    This website makes available a rich collection of material on the anti-imperialist movements of the early 20th century. The site is edited by Jim Zwick, an American Studies scholar who has published extensively on the U.S. war in the Philippines, the anti-imperialist writings of Mark Twain, and the Anti-Imperialist League. The site contains poetry, novels, stories, political cartoons, speeches, pamphlets, essays, and platforms with historical analyses by Zwick
    http://www.boondocksnet.com/ai/

  • The Debate over the Philippines, 1898-1900: Documentary Source Problem
    Professor Roland Marchand developed these documentary source problems for his students at University of California, Davis. Each assignment encourages students to become historians and apply their own analytical skills to a set of primary sources from which they can deduce the events of the past.
    http://marchand.ucdavis.edu/lessons/philippines/philippines.html

  • Mahan, Alfred Thayer." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 9 Feb. 2007
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9050098

Books

  • The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898 (Cornell Paperbacks) by Walter Lafeber link to Amazon

  • Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 by Stuart Creighton Miller link to Amazon

  • Little Brown Brother: How the United States Purchased and Pacified the Philippines by Bernard Rosenthal link to Amazon