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America's Wars, Causes of

A guide to resources for the study of causes or origins of America's major armed conflicts.

Terminology

Terminology

  • The Spanish American War
  • The Spanish-American War
  • The War of 1898
  • Guerra hispano-estadounidense

Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American & Philippine-American wars.  Hesburgh Library Lower Level Ranges 80-84 (Temporary Location) (E 715 .K27 2001 )

The War of 1898 and U.S. interventions, 1898-1934 : an encyclopedia.  Hesburgh Library Lower Level Ranges 80-84 (Temporary Location) (E 745 .W37 1994 )

Search Suggestions

Books, Videos, etc.

For books, etc. held by Notre Dame analyzing the causes of the Spanish American War use:

  • ND Catalog
  • Advanced Search
  • Subject
  • Is (exact)
  • and enter: 
    • Spanish-American War, 1898 Causes

For books, etc. providing contemporary (1890-1905) opinion & analysis use:

  • ND Catalog
  • Advanced Search
  • Subject
  • Contains
  • and enter: 
    • Spain and "United States" and Relations     
  • Limit results ( on left ) to: 
    • 1890 to 1905
  • Use "facets" (left column) to further narrow results

For books, etc. held by other libraries:

 

Articles

For scholarly articles:

  • In one or more of the recommended article databases
  • Do a "keyword" search for:
    • "spanish american war" AND (cause* OR origin OR origins)
  • If retrieval is too great or too small,
    • limit search terms to title, subject or abstract,
    • adjust search by adding or removing or modifying search terms, and/or
    • limiting search results to "peer reviewed" or "refereed" articles.

For contemporaneous popular opinion & analysis (1890-1905):

In one or more of the recommended article databases

  • Do a "keyword" search for:
    • spain AND "united states" AND relations
  • Limit results to:     
    • 1890 to 1905
  • If retrieval is too great or too small,
    • limit search terms to title, subject or abstract,
    • adjust search by adding or removing or modifying search terms

           

Primary Sources