The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives / Edition 1

The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives / Edition 1

by Julian Go
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822330997

ISBN-13: 9780822330998

Pub. Date: 07/08/2003

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

In 1898 the United States declared sovereignty over the Philippines, an archipelago of seven thousand islands inhabited by seven million people of various ethnicities. While it became a colonial power at the zenith of global imperialism, the United States nevertheless conceived of its rule as exceptional—an exercise in benevolence rather than in tyranny and

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In 1898 the United States declared sovereignty over the Philippines, an archipelago of seven thousand islands inhabited by seven million people of various ethnicities. While it became a colonial power at the zenith of global imperialism, the United States nevertheless conceived of its rule as exceptional—an exercise in benevolence rather than in tyranny and exploitation. In this volume, Julian Go and Anne L. Foster untangle this peculiar self-fashioning and insist on the importance of studying U.S. colonial rule in the context of other imperialist ventures. A necessary expansion of critical focus, The American Colonial State in the Philippines is the first systematic attempt to examine the creation and administration of the American colonial state from comparative, global perspectives.

Written by social scientists and historians, these essays investigate various aspects of American colonial government through comparison with and contextualization within colonial regimes elsewhere in the world—from British Malaysia and Dutch Indonesia to Japanese Taiwan and America's other major overseas colony, Puerto Rico. Contributors explore the program of political education in the Philippines; constructions of nationalism, race, and religion; the regulation of opium; connections to politics on the U.S. mainland; and anticolonial resistance. Tracking the complex connections, circuits, and contests across, within, and between empires that shaped America's colonial regime, The American Colonial State in the Philippines sheds new light on the complexities of American imperialism and turn-of-the-century colonialism.


Contributors.
Patricio N. Abinales, Donna J. Amoroso, Paul Barclay, Vince Boudreau, Anne L. Foster, Julian Go, Paul A. Kramer

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822330998
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/08/2003
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Global Perspectives on the U.S. Colonial State in the Philippines1
Empires, Exceptions, and Anglo-Saxons: Race and Rule between the British and U.S. Empires, 1880-191043
Models for Governing: Opium and Colonial Policies in Southeast Asia, 1898-191092
Inheriting the "Moro Problem": Muslim Authority and Colonial Rule in British Malaya and the Philippines118
Progressive-Machine Conflict in Early-Twentieth-Century U.S. Politics and Colonial-State Building in the Philippines148
The Chains of Empire: State Building and "Political Education" in Puerto Rico and the Philippines182
"They Have for the Coast Dwellers a Traditional Hatred": Governing Igorots in Northern Luzon and Central Taiwan, 1895-1915217
Methods of Domination and Modes of Resistance: The U.S. Colonial State and Philippine Mobilization in Comparative Perspective256
Contributors291
Index293

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