Exploring one of America’s most controversial foreign policy decisions — the annexation of the Philippines — this program re-creates the agony of self-searching that preceded America’s turn toward expansion. “Everyone who was anyone from 1899 to 1901 is here, from [President] McKinley to Samuel Clemens. Newsreel shots of the Spanish-American War add credibility. Recommended without reservation.”—Previews. An LCA release.
27 minutes • Color