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 studying U.S. colonial rule in the context of other imperialist ventures. A necessary expansion of critical focus, this book is the first systematic attempt to examine the creation and administration of the American colonial state from comparative, global perspectives.

The American Colonial State in The Philippines: Global Perspectives

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    Go, Julian; Anne L. Foster (eds.)
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    Duke University Press

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