Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Primary Documents on the Spanish American War

Monday, February 12, 2007

Primary Documents on the Spanish American War

The primary documents packet was a packet about peoples different views on the Spanish American War. The packet had Five main points.
1.) The first point is that the reason why it happenned was economics. The country was going into an inflation and they wanted to sell their items to a global market.
2.) The second point was the yellow journalism. Jounalist like William Hearst and Pulitzer were making big bucks selling papers with war headlines. Even though some of the facts could have been false.
3.) People had to sell the idea of fighting as a good thing. Eventhough the underlying though was imperialism.
4.) The misstreatment of peasent Spaniards during and after the fighting.
5.)Booker T Washington asking the question why African Americans were good enough to fight for their country, but not good enough for equal rights.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post. Next time choose one or two points and develop them.

#4: It was the Spanish mistreatment of the Cubans that attracted all the attention.

2/15/2007 12:08 AM  

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