The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?
Full text of the controversial De Lôme letter. The Spanish diplomat's letter, which criticized President William McKinley, was leaked to the American press and ultimately fueled popular cries for intervention in Cuba against Spain.
Washington State University offers the full text of Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden," written in 1899.
This site—a collection of primary source documents by and about Theodore Roosevelt—includes the full text of Roosevelt's speech, "The Strenuous Life," delivered in 1899.