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The Spanish-American War

The Spanish-American War

Rudyard Kipling in The Spanish-American War

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British author and poet best known for his short stories, children's books, and a number of poems and essays that reflected the values of empire. Kipling won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1906; among his most famous works are The Jungle Book, Kim, and Just-So Stories.

In 1899, Rudyard Kipling penned a poem that urged the United States to join Great Britain in its imperial pursuits, and to take up the "white man's burden" by helping to civilize supposedly primitive societies through imperial conquest.

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