Introduction

  • Frank Jacob
Chapter

Abstract

The introduction provides a survey of George Kennan’s (1845–1924) vita and works until the outbreak of the Spanish–American War (1898). It furthermore provides a discussion of the context of the war within Cuban and American histories. The developments on Cuba as well as the U.S. discussion about a military intervention on the island are analyzed and different perspectives on the issue critically explained. Furthermore, a short description and analysis of the main contents of Kennan’s lecture “Cuba and the Cubansˮ are given.

Keywords

George Kennan Spanish–American War Cuba Cuban independence 

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  • Frank Jacob
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  1. 1.HistoryQueensborough Community CollegeBaysideUSA

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