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The Manila Incident Reflected in the Faces of Europe

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Cartoon depicting various European leaders. It may refer to Admiral George Dewey's capture of Manila Bay in the Philippines. 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Manila Bay, Battle of (Philippines : 1898); Spanish-American War (1898); Heads of state; Europe

Date: 1898

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Colonel Roosevelt has been aboard a ship in Port Tampa awaiting departure for Cuba for six days. With 1,000 men on board, he is concerned about the heat and potential for disease before they reach their destination. The delay wears on all the men.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Armed Forces--Mobilization; Warships; Cuba; Puerto Rico; Philippines; New York (State)--New York; United States. Navy; Armed Forces (United States); Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Tudor, William

Date: 1898-06-12

Letter from Walter F. Carter to John Campbell Greenway

Description:

Walter F. Carter admires John Campbell Greenway's military service. He reminisces about their college days, updates Greenway on their friends, and offers to send a care package. Carter is very eager to see Greenway when he is back on American soil.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Military service, Voluntary; Combat; Singing; Baseball; Friendship; Puerto Rico; Cuba--Havana; Maryland--Baltimore; Philippines--Manila; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Yale University; McKinley, William Brown, 1856-1926; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1898-07-24

Dewey captures Manila after bombardment

Description:

Department of State's press release on surrender of Manila, Philippines during the Spanish-American War published in the New York World.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Philippines--Manila; United States. Navy; Dewey, George, 1837-1917

Date: 1898-08-15

The duty of great nations

Description:

Print shows John Bull attempting to reassure Uncle Sam that the storm clouds labeled "Philippine Complications" blowing in from the right will soon pass; he gestures toward a monument labeled "Civilization" carved with figures labeled "Guiana, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, India, Canada, Egypt, S. Africa, [and] W. Indies," topped with "Britannia" seated with the British Lion.

Caption: John Bull--Don't get discouraged, Sam! I've had just that sort of trouble for three hundred years, while I've been building this monument. It has cost many human lives and much money, but the whole world, as well as England, has benefited by it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Britannia (Symbolic character); Monuments; Imperialism; Anxiety

Date: 1899-02-15

Smashed!

Description:

Print shows a large gloved fist with an American flag on it crashing down on Emilio Aguinaldo riding on a rocking horse labeled "Dictatorship" next to a large sword labeled "Aguinaldo" on the "Philippines."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Imperialism; Hobbyhorses; Dictators; Swords; Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

Date: 1899-03-08

The dream of the anti-expansionist

Description:

Print shows the dream of an "Anti-Expansionist" where Admiral George Dewey, General Elwell S. Otis, a sailor, and a soldier come ashore in the Philippines to offer their weapons and the American flag in surrender to Emilio Aguinaldo and a poorly armed, ragged, but haughty, group of Filipinos.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Imperialism; Capitulations, Military; Dreams; Flags; Armed Forces--Officers; Soldiers; Sailors; Filipinos; Philippines; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Otis, Elwell Stephen, 1838-1909; Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

Date: 1899-04-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Governor Roosevelt writes about his recent visit to the White House and his hopes for President McKinley's policy decisions. Roosevelt is finding it difficult to enjoy his vacation because of the amount of work facing him as governor, but he is very happy to hold the office.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); International relations--Political aspects; Politicians--Travel; Cuba; Philippines; White House (Washington, D.C.); Otis, Elwell Stephen, 1838-1909; Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1899-07-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

Description:

Governor Roosevelt notifies General Johnson that his copy of Rough Riders is on its way and of his hesitation to collect photographs of all the men in his Rough Riders regiment. Roosevelt also thanks Johnson for the lithograph and notes that Mrs. Roosevelt very much enjoyed it.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898)--Peace; Photography; Books and reading; Authorship; Wives; Thank-you notes; Military service, Voluntary; Cuba; Philippines; New York State Executive Mansion (Albany, N.Y.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1899-07-31

Letter from J. F. Bell and George F. Becker to Albert J. Beveridge

Description:

J. F. Bell and George F. Becker provide their opinion on the progress of the Philippine-American War to Senator Beveridge of Indiana. They are dismissive of Filipino independence and advocate "vigorous military action" to "conquer the Insurgent forces."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Philippines; Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

Date: 1899-08-01

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