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AuthorHitchman, James H. author
TitleLeonard Wood and Cuban Independence, 1898-1902 [electronic resource] / by James H. Hitchman
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1971
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Descript X, 238 p. 1 illus. online resource


This is a study of the Military Government of Cuba from 1898 to 1902. Tracing and explaining the actions of General Leonard Wood's adminisยญ tration during those years reveals how the United States Government reยญ solved the questions of independence, strategic security, and economic interยญ ests in regard to Cuba. Leonard Wood, Secretary of War Elihu Root, Senator Orville H. Platt, and President William McKinley formulated and carried out policies that had a strong influence on subsequent Cuban-American relations. The broader aspects of this study, civil-military relations and American imperialism, are topics of importance to all citizens today. This is institutional and biographical history, written in the belief that a full acยญ count of the men, action, and circumstances will add to our understanding of the period when the United States emerged as a world power. I am indebted to Professors Gerald E. Wheeler of San Jose State College and Armin Rappaport of the University of California, San Diego, who diยญ rected my research in the early stages, and to Professor Eric Bellquist of the University of California, Berkeley, for his criticism of the manuscript when it was in dissertation stage. To Professor Raymond J. Sontag I would like to pay special tribute for his guidance and inspiration through the years. The assistance of my mother, Mrs. Sue Hitchman, is deeply appreciated. My thanks go also to the staffs at the Library of the U. S


I. The Reasons for Occupation, 1898-1899 -- II. The Administration of the Military Government of Cuba -- III. The Legal and Educational Systems -- IV. The Economy of Cuba -- V. Self-Government and Strategic Security, January Through July, 1900 -- VI. The Constitutional Convention, August, 1900 Through January, 1901 -- VII. Birth of the Platt Amendment, February to March 2, 1901 -- VIII. Negotiating the Platt Amendment, March Through April 15, 1901 -- IX. The Cubans Go To Washington: An Exegesis of the Platt Amendment -- X. Acceptance of the Platt Amendment, May and June, 1901 -- XI. The Transfer of Control, July, 1901 to May 20, 1902 -- Epilogue: The Fight Over Reciprocity -- Appendices -- A. Joint Resolution of Congress, April 20, -- B. Treaty of Paris, December 10, -- C. Disbursements of Military Government -- D. Vote on the Platt Amendment -- E. Map of Cuba -- F. Platt Amendment

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