Was US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence an example of humanitarian altruism (i.e., hegemony) or imperialism?

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Response to the question, “Was US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence an example of humanitarian altruism (i.e., hegemony) or imperialism?” in 600 words. This essay will take the stance that the US DID adopted imperialist strategies during this conflict. but will also look at other points of view in the discussion surrounding the US participation in the Cuban War of Independence (1898) against Spain.

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Sources you might want to use:
*Keen & Haynes “The Two Americas: United States-Latin American Relations” (Chapter22, pp. 559-573 only)
*D. Healy “One War from Two Sides: the Cuban Assessment of US-Cuba Relations.”

Web sites:
? Lincoln Cushing, “1898-1998: Centennial of the Spanish American War” www.zpub.com/cpp/saw.html
? Hal W. Neuman, “Civilize Them With a Krag” (article) http://www.oocities .org/athens /forum/ 3807/featu res /krag.ht ml
? “The Age of Imperialism” www.smplanet.com/imperialism/toc.html
? New York Public Library, “A War in Perspective, 1898-1998: Public Appeals, Memory, and the Spanish-American Conflict” www.nypl.org/research/chss/epo/spanexhib/index.html

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