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In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippinesby Stanley Karnow
Synopses & Reviews
Stanley Karnow won the Pulitzer Prize for this account of America's imperial experience in the Philippines. In a swiftly paced, brilliantly vivid narrative, Karnow focuses on the relationship that has existed between the two nations since the United States acquired the country from Spain in 1898, examining how we have sought to remake the Philippines "in our image," an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.
Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today
"Stanley Karnow Has Written The Ultimate Book — brilliant, panoramic, engrossing — about American behavior overseas in the twentieth century."
-- The Boston Sunday Globe
"A Page-Turning Story and Authoritative History."
-- The New York Times
"Perhaps The Best Journalist Writing On Asian Affairs."
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
All in the family — In search of spices and souls — The Spanish bond — America goes global — Imperial democracy — Civilizing with a Krag — Little brown brothers — America exports itself — Stumbling toward self-rule — MacArthur's mandate — War and redemption — Dependent independence — Conjugal autocracy — Martyr and Madonna — Revolution and restoration.
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