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/ Apparitions of Africa: Leoncio Evita's <i>When the Combes Fought</i> and José Martí's “Our America”

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232383
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0005

Series: American Literatures Initiative

/ Apparitions of Africa: Leoncio Evita's When the Combes Fought and José Martí's “Our America”

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The Spanish-American War of 1898, despite the hyphen and implied dialectic, was never simply a matter involving two nations and a particular year. It was a global conflict from the very beginning, disputed by a European and a North American power but fought on islands on opposite sides of the world, in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Furthermore, substantive local revolutionary forces in both regions had been battling for independence before the foreign master changed from Spain to the United States. And the Spanish-American War did not take place only in 1898, at least not symbolically.

Keywords: Spanish-American War; conflict; Caribbean; Southeast Asia; Leoncio Evita; José Martí

Chapter.  11876 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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