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The following excerpts are taken from the Voyager cd-rom The Making of America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914 created and written by Roy Rosenzweig and Stephen Brier which derives from the two-volume textbook of United States history, Who Built America? Working People and the Nation’s Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society (Pantheon, 1989, 1992).

Spanish-American-Cuban War, lasting 112 days, is precipitated by a Feb 15 explosion that destroys the U.S. Battleship Maine in Navana harbor.
Peace protocol signed August 12 in which Spain cedes Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines (for $20 million) to the U.S.; American war dead total 5,462, most from disease.
Russia, Britain, and France obtain concessions in China; Tzu-hsi, Dowager Empress of China, seizes power and revokes reforms; Chinese Peasants mobile against westernization and Christianity.
Bubonic plague begins in China and India, killing an estimated three million over the next decade.

Louisiana adopts "grandfather clause" in new constitution restricting black voting.
Supreme Court decides that U.W. citizenship transcends race an colo, finds the child of Chinese parents cannot be deported despite Chinese Exclusion Act.
Anti-Imperialist League founded to fight annexation of the Philippines.
Social Democratic (later Socialist) Party formed by E.V. Debs and Victor Berger.

Marie Curie and her husband, Piette isolate radium and polonium.
German pharmaceutical company, F. Bayer & Co., introduces heroin under that brand names as a cough suppressant.

John H. Nicholson and Sam Hill found Gideons International in Wisconsin to put "Word of God" in hands of unconverted.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman argues in Women and Economics that the traditional definition of sex roles is obsolete.


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bulletSpanish-American War: 1898-1998 A War Becomes History - seminars and exhibitions relating to the centennial of the Spanish-American War of 1898.
bulletChanging Empires: Reflections at the Centennial of 1898. - Conference, lectures, round-tables, and film festival at Rutgers University-New Brunswick a propos of the Centennial of the Spanish American War of 1898.
bulletSpanish-American War of 1898
bulletUnion College - Eta Chapter - Latino fraternity. Contains archives that date back to 1898.
bulletAmerican Slave Narratives
bulletJim Crow Laws
bulletVictorian Web Notice the link on religion.
bulletAround the World in the 1890s - World's Transportation Commission photograph collection, with over nine hundred images.
bulletAge of Imperialism, The - history of United States expansionism in Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas
bulletAnti-Imperialism in the US (1898-1935)
bulletHerzl's Diary - extracts from Herzl's diary describing his visit in Palestine in 1898
bulletBruce Medalists - brief biographies of astronomers awarded the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific since 1898
bulletFirst United Methodist Church - Pearland, TX - an active, caring church with over 2,400 members, established in 1898. Ministries, bible study and Sunday School classes for all ages
bulletWhite Pass & Yukon Route Railway - See some of the most beautiful scenery in the world on the railroad traveled by thousands of stampeders during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898
bulletTerritorial Evolution 1898 - 1867 1870 1871 1873 1874 1876 1880 1881 1882 1886 1889 1895 1897 1898 1901 1905 1912 1920 1927 1949. RJM
bulletProminent Citizens of Lawrence, Kansas, 1898: Mainpage - In 1898 a volume of photographs was published in Lawrence titled A Souvenir of the History of Lawrence, Kansas, 1898. It contained many portraits of what ...
bulletHistory of Manchester United 1898 - History of Manchester United Home | 1892-93 | 1893-94 | 1895 | 1896-97 | 1899 1898. As 1898 drew to a close Newton Heath and across town rivals Man City...
bulletCentennial Celebration 1898-1998 - quot;Traditions of Excellence, People of Promise" Friends University turns "100" in 1998! Be a part of the year-long celebration as Friends
bulletHenry Block (1898) - Henry Block (1898) 14-20 Queen Street East. This stone building was remodeled at the turn of the century. It became known as the Henry Block after its own.
bulletCampus in 1898 - Campus View, 1898. View of the UT campus from the southwest in 1898. The Chemical Laboratory is to the left of Old Main, and the stack of the first power..
bulletCarl Betz (1854-1898) Papers (532kc) - Carl Betz (1854-1898) Papers (532kc) Carl Betz was a physical education proponent and through his urging, Kansas City became the first city in the country.
bullet1898 - 1898. In 1898, a railway right-of-way was blasted through the mountains.The construction of the White Pass and Yukon Railway was one of the most difficult
bulletRamsey County MN Atlas: New Canada - 1898 - Ramsey County MN Atlas: New Canada - 1898. EMPSON ARCHIVES P.O. Box 791 Stillwater, MN 55082 or call 612-351-0172 or email empson-archives@juno.com.
bulletView of Caracas, 1898 - A View of Caracas, Venezuela, circa. 1898.   Library of Congress. Images. Relaciones. Main
bulletCourse: The Emergence of Modern America, 1898-1945 Study - The Emergence of Modern America, 1898-1945. Modules HI 3009 / HI 3010. These modules begin with an analysis of progressivism, the reasons for imperial...
bulletHardy, Thomas. 1898. Wessex Poems: Hap. - Hap. IF but some vengeful god would call to me.   From up the sky, and laugh: "Thou suffering thing, Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy,...
bulletDates 1827 to 1898 - Important Years In American Labor History -- 1827 to 1898. 1827 -- First city central labor organization, the Mechanics Union of Trade Associations,...
bulletModernism in 1898 - 1898. Aubrey Beardsley dies. Lewis Carroll dies. Stephane Mallarme dies. Henry James, Turn of the Screw. Stephen Crane, The Open Boat, and Other Tales of..
bulletSwim Suit Lengths, 1898 - A lithograph advertising "Have You Seen Smith?" which played on a social question of 1898, the length of women's swim suits. On some beaches policemen...
bulletFirst National Bank of Nowata - home owned and directed since 1898. Community bank environment with full banking services
bulletWillie Holt Ltd. - makers of billiard tables since 1898