Detailed study from 1899, illustrated with many photographs from the time. ""Many causes led up to the Spanish-American war. Cuba had been in a state of turmoil for a long time, and the continual reports of outrages on the people of the island by Spain greatly aroused the Americans. The ""ten years war"" had terminated, leaving the island much embarrassed in its material interests, and woefully scandalized by the methods of procedure adopted by Spain and principally carried out by Generals Campos and Weyler, the latter of whom was called the ""butcher"" on
account of his alleged cruelty in attempting to suppress the former insurrection.""