In Our Image has ratings and 44 reviews. Rosalinda said: If you like Philippine History, this is one of the best books written about the Philippines. In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines is a book by American journalist Stanley Karnow, published by Random House. The book details the. A brilliant, coherent social and political overview spanning three turbulent centuries.”—San Francisco Chronicle Stanley Karnow.
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If The Philippines is southeast asian, but with a decidedly American feel to it. A fascinating and very readable history of the Philippines – not a complete history but a history of that country through the prism of its relations with the USA – from Magellan to Cory Aquino. Cover of the first edition. After the war – Fate of collaborators.
Fifth, Karnow exhibits a huge amount of bias when it comes to the last section devoted to Marcos’ downfall. He tells this story, and did some digging as well to tell the complete story of this series of islands that has been the subject of much colonization and the puppet nation of the United States.
Unlike European countries who refused ih teach most natives the colonizers’ language, America began an unprecedented effort to cover the island with English language primary schools. Apr 21, Manjot Kaur rated it it was amazing.
In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow
It gave me a better understanding of Filipino society and culture while I was there.
Lists with This Book. Jan 01, Joe Perez rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Philippine conquest started by chance. Tends towards an American perspective, but that should be expected coming from a former American correspondent to Asia.
This book covers a large span of Philippine history from Magellan to Macros. But the idea that the United States can remold other lands in its own image “proved in later years to be largely an exercise in self-deception. Jul 07, Ralph Quirequire rated it really liked it. In this case, the affect of 14th-century Chinese trading in the Philippines during the Ming Dynasty, Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in the 16th-century, and the subsequent ebbs and flows of Spain’s enduring Catholic influence in an otherwise Asian corner of the world.
In no particular order, here are my thoughts about the book: America’s Empire in the Philippines Cover of the first edition.
History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Other editions – View all In Our Image: Karnow was a World War II veteran who graduated from Harvard and began his journalism career in the early s.
Random House- History – pages. Battle Cry of Freedom: There is a huge gap between the rich and the poor, and at the same time there is a respect and hatred for Americans. While we had promised to give Cubans their freedom, we had said nothing about this staanley archipelago, which President WIlliam McKinley, when he appointed his first ambassador there, couldn’t find on a map.
In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines
America’s empire in the Philippines Karniw Karnow Snippet view – I blogged about this excellent book here. Return to Book Page. Cleans up crime, thus gaining support of some F.
An Army at Dawn: What have we left there? This book helps explain why that is. View all 5 comments. Five hundred years in the convent, and fifty years in Ho A fascinating and very readable history of the Philippines – not a complete history but a history of that country through imaage prism of its relations with the USA – from Magellan to Cory Aquino.
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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Although the United States brutally put down an insurgency led by the wealthy native leader Emilio Aguinaldo, overall, the U. Refresh and try kranow. Spanish-US tango over Philippinesindependence war. The Transformation of Virginia, — by Rhys L. Philippine relations akrnow where the book left off in the late s, and we are entering a new critical juncture in U.