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Unknown Scene of the Pending Great Naval Battle Between the United States and Spain

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02691.12.12 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper clipping Date: 9 May 1898 Pagination: 1 p. ; 36 x 40 cm.

Summary of Content: Map of area covered in the expected battle between Spain and the United States. The Spanish fleet is between the island of St. Thomas and St. Domingo. The American fleet is on its way to Puerto Rico, to fight the fleet from Cape Verde. Date from second page.

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Spanish American WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaNavyCaribbeanBattle

Sub Era: Imperial Rivalries

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