H. W. Brands's Bound to Empire: The United States and the Philippines: PDF

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By H. W. Brands

ISBN-10: 0195071042

ISBN-13: 9780195071047

From the day Commodore Dewey's battleships destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila to the ultimate of the Subic Bay naval base in 1992, the US and the Philippines have shared an extended and tangled heritage. it's been a century of struggle and colonialism, earnest reforms and blatant corruption, diplomatic maneuvering and political intrigue, an period coloured via dramatic occasions and outstanding personalities. In absolute to Empire, acclaimed historian H.W. manufacturers supplies us an excellent account of the yankee involvement within the Philippines in a sweeping narrative packed with analytical insight.
starting from the Spanish-American struggle to the autumn of Ferdinand Marcos and past, manufacturers deftly weaves jointly the histories of either international locations as he assesses America's nice test with empire. He leaps from the turbulent American scene within the 1890s--the exertions unrest, the panic of 1893, the emergence of Progressivism, the starting to be pressure with Spain--to the beaches of the newly obtained colony: Dewey's conquest of Manila, the vicious conflict opposed to the Philippine insurgents, and the founding of yank civilian rule. As manufacturers takes us in the course of the following century, describing the efforts to "civilize" the Filipinos, the shaping of Philippine political practices, the influence of normal MacArthur, and international struggle II and the chilly struggle, he offers attention-grabbing perception into the forces and associations that made American rule what it used to be, and the Republic of the Philippines what it truly is this day. He uncovers the origins of the corruption and nepotism of post-independence Philippine politics, in addition to the ambivalence of yankee rule, within which liberal ideas of self-determination clashed with the need for empire and a preoccupation first with Japan and later with communism. The ebook comes correct as much as the current day, with an incisive account of the increase and fall of Ferdinand Marcos, the accession (and next issues) of Corazon Aquino, the Communist guerrilla insurgency, and the talk over the yankee army bases.
"Damn the Americans!" Manuel Quezon as soon as stated. "Why do not they tyrannize us more?" certainly, as manufacturers writes, American rule within the Philippines used to be extra benign than that of the other colonial strength within the Pacific sector. but it didn't foster a real democracy. This interesting booklet explains why, in a perceptive account of a century of empire and its aftermath.

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