U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines

U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines

by E. San Juan, Jr.
     
 

The Philippines was the first colonial possession of the U.S. in southeast Asia following the Spanish-American War at the turn of the last century. Unlike the conquest of Cuba, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii, the United States encountered fierce resistance from the revolutionary forces of the first Philippine Republic that had already won the revolution against Spain. This

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The Philippines was the first colonial possession of the U.S. in southeast Asia following the Spanish-American War at the turn of the last century. Unlike the conquest of Cuba, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii, the United States encountered fierce resistance from the revolutionary forces of the first Philippine Republic that had already won the revolution against Spain. This manuscript offers the first history of the Filipinos in the United States, focusing on the significance of the Moro people's struggle for self-determination.

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"San Juan shows that a vibrant critical pedagogy can be found among a people seeking national liberation...[His] essays foreground important issues such as language, indigenous struggle, and nationalism as useful sites for a project of humanization in the Philippines."--Manila Indymedia
 
"This book provides a panoramic exposition on the Philippine experience over the past century.  The author offers a new articulation of the deeper-level experience, masterfully appropriating colonial discourse and turning it in on itself."--Sam Noumoff, McGill University, Montreal
 

"E. San Juan, Jr. is the world authority on the Filipino radical writer Carlos Bulosan. In U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines, he turns his passion and commitment to a defiant reconsideration of the brutal subjugation of the Philippines by the United States, and offers a vision for future emancipation."--Alan Wald, Professor of English Literature, University of Michigan, and author of Trinity of Passion: The U.S. Literary Left and the Anti-Fascist Crusade
 
"America's least known imperial venture has finally found a multi-dimensional scholar and critic who is up to the challenge of its many overlapping horrors. Reading San Juan's superb account is a mind bending and stomach churning experience. Obviously something to be avoided; unless you want to understand how the world created by the Washington-Wall Street axis really works. Highest recommendation!"--Bertell Ollman, Professor of Politics, New York University, and author of Alienation and Dance of the Dialectic: Steps in Marx's Method

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403983763
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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