Ostend Manifesto (38 words)
Historical Context Note
American ministers James Buchanan, John Y. Mason, and Pierre Soulu, meeting in Belgium, urge the United States to seize Cuba militarily if Spain refuses to sell the island. Many Northerners regarded this as a plot to extend slavery.10919 Ostend Manifesto 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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Editors. "Ostend Manifesto". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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