The Maine, the Media, and the American Mind: Exploring the Outbreak of the Spanish American War
West Point Press
"In the days following the disaster of February 15, a nation cried out “Remember the Maine'' and vowed to avenge the tragedy in Havana Harbor against whomever carried it out. This is the narrative surrounding the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine told throughout the United States today. Modern historiography about the Spanish-American War depicts a vulnerable American public and government falling victim to the sensationalist influence of the media. While this perception of the American public in 1898 is rooted in some truth, it does not tell the full story..."
Ostrowski, Joseph. “The Maine, the Media, and the American Mind: Exploring the Outbreak of the Spanish American War.” West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 13 (Spring 2023): 62-86.