American Indians in Confederate Territory
Soon after the birth of their last child, Mary Jane divorced Wolf, citing his bad habits acquired in the war. He did not remarry, and lived until about age 67. He died in 1900. Follow Disunion at twitter.com/NYTcivilwar or join us on Facebook. Sources ...
Smedley Butler and the Racket That Is War
Noting that “until 1898 [and the Spanish-American War] we didn’t own a bit of territory ... s warning about ‘entangling alliances.’ We went to war. We acquired outside territory.” It would have been far cheaper (not to say safer) for the average ...
The War of 1812: Setting the Course for a Superpower
We think of the War of 1812 as one of the nation’s lesser wars (2,260 U.S. KIA), perhaps on par – in our collective memory, at least – with the Spanish-American (385 ... to the Mexican War where the U.S. acquired vast areas of territory from Mexico.
War's Still a Racket
Noting that "until 1898 [and the Spanish-American War] we didn't own a bit of territory ... Washington's warning about 'entangling alliances.' We went to war. We acquired outside territory." It would have been far cheaper (not to say safer) for the average ...
Is This What Terror War Success Looks Like?
Our overt imperial relationship with the Philippines -- which we seized as a colony, in violation of our pledge to Filipino rebels after the Spanish-American War -- ended with the independence of the Philippines in 1946 after Americans and Filipinos fought ...