A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902

TitleA War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSilbey, David
Number of Pages254
PublisherHill and Wang
CityNew York
Abstract

In A War of Frontier and Empire, Silbey traces the rise and fall of President Emilio Aguinaldo as Aguinaldo tried to liberate the Philippines from colonial rule only to fail, devastatingly, before a relentless American army. He tracks President McKinley's decision to commit troops and fulfill a divinely inspired injunction to "uplift and civilize," despite the protests of many Americans. Most important, Silbey provides a clear lens through which to view the Philippines as, in the crucible of war, it transforms itself from a territory divided by race, ethnicity, and warring clans into a cohesive nation on the path to independence.

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