The empire and the people by zinn

The campaign against the Treaty was a powerful one, and when the Senate did ratify it, it was by one vote. Dole This action was disavowed by the United States. Black soldiers encamped in Tampa, Florida, ran into bitter race hatred by white inhabitants there.

Along with the American army in Cuba came American capital. Before you go I would like to say just a word about the Philippine business. We will not retreat from either. The countries with the biggest navies would inherit the earth, he said.

FDR had troops seize mines in a strike May American corporations flooded into Cuba, scooped up cheap land and resources, and ensured new Cuban markets for their products for years to come.

Along with the American army in Cuba came American capital. Zinn makes a nuanced point: The American public saw this as similar to their colonial struggles with England: Businessmen had been interested, from the start of the Cuban revolt against Spain, in the effect on commercial possibilities there.

Morgan believed further talk with Spain would accomplish nothing. He proposed Filipino independence within a U. The same can be said of this country, but if anybody were to ask you if you owned a coal mine, a sugar plantation, or railroad you would have to say no.

Fate has written our policy for us; the trade of the world must and shall be ours. The great nations are rapidly absorbing for their future expansion and their present defense all the waste places of the earth.

He wrote that while Spanish rule was bad and the rebels had the support of the people, it would be better for Spain to keep control: Zinn was accused of cherry-picking examples that made the resistance to imperialism seem more widespread than it really was. Popular support of the Cuban revolution was based on the thought that they, like the Americans ofwere fighting a war for their own liberation.

I did not like to believe that the whole population of Luzon -- the native population, that is -- was opposed to us. As one of the great nations of the world the United States must not fall out of the line of march.

I walked the floor of the White House night after night until midnight; and I am not ashamed to tell you, gentlemen, that I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance more than one night. And Guam, the Spanish possession in the Pacific, almost all the way to the Philippines, was taken.

It serves as another reason why there was such dissent regarding it in the Philippines.

Seven syndicates battled each other for control of the franchises for the Havana Street Railway, which were finally won by Percival Farquhar, representing the Wall Street interests of New York.

When the treaty for annexation of the Philippines was up for debate in Congress in earlythe Central Labor Unions of Boston and New York opposed it. The railroad brotherhoods saw shipment of U.

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The President did not want war; he had been sincere and tireless in his efforts to maintain the peace. Some unions, like the United Mine Workers, called for U. The first thing in the morning is the "Nigger" and the last thing at night is the "Nigger.

Allow me, sir, to protest against even the shadow of such an idea. However, they were able able to conceal this economic motive in favor of patriotism. McKinley said that "no imperial designs lurk in the American mind," and at the same banquet, to the same diners, his Postmaster General, Charles Emory Smith, said that "what we want is a market for our surplus.

Corporations across the U. Men will get high prices for inferior supplies, leaky boats, for shoddy clothes and pasteboard shoes, and you will have to pay the bill, and the only satisfaction you will get is the privilege of hating your Spanish fellow-workmen, who are really your brothers and who have had as little to do with the wrongs of Cuba as you have.

Historian Marilyn Young has written of the work of the American China Development Company to expand American influence in China for commercial reasons, and of State Department instructions to the American emissary in China to "employ all proper methods for the extension of American interests in China.

A People's History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation [Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle] A People's History of the United States was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Born inZinn died in /5(). A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Chapter The Empire and the People. Theodore Roosevelt wrote to a friend in the year "In strict confidence whatever it may be, we are animated by a new sensation.

We are face to face with a strange destiny. The taste of Empire is in the mouth of the people even as. Praise for A People’s History of American Empire “At the heart of this wide-ranging comics indictment of American Empire are the terrific human stories of those who have resisted--including wonderful autobiographical episodes from author Howard Zinn's own courageous and inspiring life.”.

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