Louis K. Perez, Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution. This article is adapted from The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography, by Louis A. Perez Jr. Copyright (c) 1998 The University of North Carolina Press. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the publisher.