The Pearl of the Antilles. A View of the Past and a Glance at the Future.
Concise analysis of Cuban political history, their struggle for autonomy in the face of Spanish atrocities, and the causes of the Spanish-American War. Writing after Admiral Dewey’s victory at Manila Bay in the Philippines, author Frederick M. Noa sought to build popular support for the war: “The wonder is, not that war should exist between the United States and Spain, but that the inevitable conflict should have been delayed so long.” (p50) With bibliography.
Description: The Pearl of the Antilles. A View of the Past and a Glance at the Future.
New York: [Knickerbocker Press], 1898. xiii, [1 (blank)], 84pp. First edition. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth; top edge gilt. Minor rubbing at extremities and old owner’s name neatly written to blank endpaper; Very Good.