Lawless Wars of Empire? The International Law of War in the Philippines, 1898–1903

@article{Smiley2018LawlessWO,
  title={Lawless Wars of Empire? The International Law of War in the Philippines, 1898–1903},
  author={Will Smiley},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={36},
  pages={511 - 550}
}
  • Will Smiley
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
Writing for his fellow military officers in early 1903, United States Army Major C.J. Crane reflected on the recent Philippine–American War. The bloody struggle to suppress an insurgency in the Philippines after the United States had annexed them from Spain in 1899 had officially concluded the previous July. The war had been accompanied by fierce racist sentiments among Americans, and in keeping with these, Crane described his foes as “the most treacherous people in the world.” But Crane's… Expand
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