The Story of the Philippines and Our New Possessions

Including The Ladrones, Hawaii, Cuba and Porto Rico - The Eldorado of the Orient

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Author: Murat Halstead
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 179,372 / 539 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 530
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8606
Genres: History, Politics

Personal Character Sketches of and Interviews with Admiral Dewey, General Merritt, General Aguinaldo and the Archbishop of Manila.History and Romance, Tragedies and Traditions of our Pacific Possessions.Events of the War in the West with Spain, and the Conquest of Cuba and Porto Rico.

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HE PHILIPPINES.

The Responsibility of Admiral Dewey--We Owe It to Ourselves to Hold the Philippines--Prosperity Assured by Our Permanent Possession--The Aguinaldo Question--Character Study of the Insurgent Leader--How Affairs Would Adjust Themselves for Us--Congress Must Be Trusted to Represent the People and Firmly Establish International Policy

CHAPTER IX.

THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS AS THEY ARE.

Area and Population--Climate--Mineral Wealth--Agriculture--Commerce and Transportation--Revenue and Expenses--Spanish Troops--Spanish Navy--Spanish Civil Administration--Insurgent Troops--Insurgent Civil Administration--United States Troops--United States Navy--United States Civil Administration--The Future of the Islands

CHAPTER X.

OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MANILA.

The Pith of the Official Reports of the Capture of Manila, by Major-General Wesley Merritt, Commanding the Philippine Expedition; General Frank V. Greene, G

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