The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines / Edition 1

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Overview

Examining racial politics during American colonial rule in the Philippines, Kramer shows that Americans did not merely export their own racial politics on a blank slate; rather, they dispensed power on the basis of race, but often faced contentious dialogue about it with Filipino elites. He argues that in order to understand Philippine-American colonialism, it is important to consider the Spanish period of colonization that preceded it.

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"An important work not only to the field of Philippine-American studies, but also to the studies of race and imperialism in general."—Journal of American Studies

"Compelling. . . . The author shows impressive command of . . . the sources in the United States and the Philippines, ranging from personal papers, newspapers, and military civilian archives. . . . Highly recommend[ed]."—CENTRO Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807856536
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,327,510
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Kramer is associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Sliding Scales: Race, Empire, and Transnational History 1
Chapter 1 Blood Compacts: Spanish Colonialism and the Invention of the Filipino 35
Chapter 2 From Hide to Heart: The Philippine-American War as Race War 87
Chapter 3 Dual Mandates: Collaboration and the Racial State 159
Chapter 4 Tensions of Exposition: Mixed Messages at the St. Louis World's Fair 229
Chapter 5 Representative Men: The Politics of Nation-Building 285
Chapter 6 Empire and Exclusion: Ending the Philippine Invasion of the United States 347
Conclusion: The Difference Empire Made 433
Notes 437
Bibliography 481
Index 511
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