The real reason that Britain went to war against the Chinese (The Boxer Rebellion) was to prevent the emperor of China – concerned about the spread of drug use among his people – from destroying China’s opium crop. The British, who were making huge profits from the opium trade, had Parliament declare war against the […]
In an article, “Vaccination In Italy“, which appeared in the New York Medical Journal, July 1899, Charles Rauta, Professor of Hygiene and Material Medical in the University of Perguia, Italy, wrote: “Italy is one of the best-vaccinated countries in the world, if not the best of all. For twenty years before 1885, our nation was vaccinated […]
The Idaho murder trial: Labor unites to defeat a frame-up It began with the bombing of a building. The explosion led to a hunt for terrorists. Men were seized without warrants, transported long distances, and placed in solitary confinement. Those judicial kidnappings were defended by the Supreme Court. But the events did not originate from […]
Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War and relinquishing control of Cuba to the USA. The US administered the island for 3 years. Independence was proclaimed on May 20, 1902.
U.S. Secretary of State John Hay called the Spanish-American War of 1898 a “splendid little war.” Superficially, the description seemed apt. After the battleship Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana Harbor — an incident then blamed on Spain — America went to war, our citizens urged to free Cuba from Spanish rule as well as avenge the Maine. […]