The Spanish American War
Rival publishers Joseph Pulitzer (New York World) and William Randolph Hearst (New York Journal) push on opposite sides of the issue of the Spanish American War. Leon Barritt,"The big type war of the yellow kids," Illus. in Vim, v. 1, no. 2 (29 June 1898). Library of Congress, LC-USZC4-3800.

The Spanish American War

Was the Spanish-American War a war for empire or of necessity? How did America Come to fight Spain in the closing years of the 19th Century, and how did the war ‘play’ at home in newspapers in the public square?

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.


April 13, 2024 -
April 13, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
2:15 PM EDT
Carlisle, PA
Carlisle High School
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Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty at United States Army War College