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God's arbiters : Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902

Author: Susan K Harris
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Imagining the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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God's Arbiters provides a rich cultural history of Americans' attitudes toward empire-building in the wake of the Philippine-American War, illustrating how the conflict affected views of U.S.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan K Harris
ISBN: 9780199740109 0199740100 9780199307203 0199307202
OCLC Number: 663458970
Description: xii, 257 pages, [15] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A Christian nation --
section 1: American narratives --
Citizenship and the Philippines debates : the religious factor --
Citizenship and the Philippines debates: the racial factor --
section 2: Creating citizens --
A Connecticut Yankee in the Philippines --
The national Christian --
section 3: The eyes of the world --
"The White man's burden," the Philippines, and the Anglo-American alliance --
Saxon eyes and Barbaric souls: responses to the American annexation of the Philippines in Europe and Latin America --
Noli me tangere: Filipino responses to annexation.
Series Title: Imagining the Americas.
Responsibility: Susan K. Harris.
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An intriguing study of America's rise as an imperial power...Harris, author of two books and many articles on Mark Twain, is in top form. In her able telling, Twain was a man on a mission. He had Read more...

 
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