The American colonial state in the Philippines : global perspectives

  title={The American colonial state in the Philippines : global perspectives},
  author={J. Go and A. Foster and G. M. Joseph and E. Rosenberg and P. Kramer},
  journal={The History Teacher},
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 - as 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… Expand
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