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A War in Perspective, 1898-1998: Public Appeals, Memory and the Spanish-American Conflict


 A War in Perspective is part of "1898-1998: A War Becomes History," a series of exhibitions and programs at eight cultural and academic institutions in the metropolitan New York area, organized--with the endorsement of the Consulate General of Spain in New York --to mark the centenary of the Spanish-American War.

Militant Metropolis: New York City and the Spanish-American War, 1898
March 24-July 12, 1998
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street (at Central Park West)
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

From Goya to Picasso: A Century of Spanish Printmaking and The Generation of '98 in the Hispanic Society of America
March 20-May 31, 1998
The Hispanic Society of America
613 West 155th Street (at Broadway)
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 :30 p.m.;
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

The Spanish-American War
February 15, 1998-July 1999
The Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue
October 1-April 30: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 1-September 30: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

1898: DIWA Arts, René J. Marquez, María Martínez-Cañas, and Bibliana Suárez
April 16-June 21, 1998
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Wednesday, 3-9 p.m.;
Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

A Splendid Little War, 1898: The Artists' Perspective
April 9-June 18, 1998
Anmary Brown Memorial Library,
Brown University
21 Brown Street Providence,
Rhode Island
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.


The World of 1898: The Spanish American War:  Sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, this site provides pictorial and textual resources and documents pertaining to the war with pages devoted to key figures in the war.

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library: This digital project of the Library of Congress makes available the Library's significant holdings on the war.

Embajada de los Estados Unidos de America/U.S. Embassy: Lista de Acontecimientos y Actividades para el Centenario de 1.898/List of Events and Activities for the Centennial of 1898:  This bilingual site offers current information on relations between Spain and the U.S. and provides links to centennial events and activities.

National Park Service Spanish-American War Centennial Web Page:  This site includes links to designated national historic sites that pertain to the history of the war and the historical figures associated with it.

The Learning Channel: "The Spanish-American War," a film documentary produced by Cafe Productions (London) for The Learning Channel will air beginning the week of March 22.

Centennial of the War of 1898: This bilingual site, sponsored by Centro de Estudios Norteamericanos de la Universidad de Alcala (The Center of North American Studies of the University of Alcala, includes a bibliography, timeline of events, and a calendar of activities to commemorate the centennial of the war.

Changing Empires: Reflections at the Centennial of the Spanish American War: This site features a symposium and other programs on the war sponsored by the Spanish & Portuguese Department, Latin American Studies Program, at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935:  Created and maintained by Syracuse University scholar Jim Zwick, this site discusses the first organizations formed to oppose U.S. territorial and economic imperialism and makes availabel documents these organizations produced.

Sentenaryo/Centennial: a collaborative exploration of the cultural and political impacts of the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War: Also created by Jim Zwick, this site reflects the contributions of scholars and community organizations who examine the history of U.S.-Philippine interactions and the continuing cultural impacts on U.S.-Philippine relations.

The Age of Imperialism: An On-line History Created by Small Planet, a communications company, this site provides a pictorial and textual history of U.S. expansionism at the turn of the century with links to other sites on the war.

IntroductionChronology | Part I: Antecedents, 1895-1898 | Part II: Public Appeals, 1898 | Part III: Popular Participation, 1898-1899 | Part IV: Public Memories Part V: Historical PerspectivesAudiovisual Components | Exhibition Checklist | AcknowledgmentsSuggested Reading /About the Library Shop | Related Exhibits/Spanish American War Websites of Interest | Exhibition home page| NYPL Exhibitions

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