Freedom incorporated : anticommunism and Philippine independence in the age of decolonization (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Freedom incorporated : anticommunism and Philippine independence in the age of decolonization

Author: Colleen Woods
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2021.
Series: United States in the world.; Cornell scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work demonstrates how anticommunist political projects were critical to the United States' expanding imperial power in the age of decolonization, and how anticommunism was essential to the growing global economy of imperial violence in the Cold War era. The book shows how, in the mid-twentieth-century Philippines, U.S. policymakers and Filipino elites promoted the islands as a model colony.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Woods
ISBN: 9781501749155 1501749153
OCLC Number: 1237769858
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2020.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
Introduction: A Decolonized Empire --
1. An Amazing Record of Red Plotting: Policing Radical and Racial Boundaries in the Colonial Philippines --
2. State Violence and the Problem of Political Legitimacy: WWII, Philippine Independence, and the Hukbalahap --
3. The Anticommunist International: The Philippine Front in a Global War against Communism --
4. Efficient, Honest, and Democratic: U.S. Aid, Public Administration, and the Campaign against Corruption --
5. A Dirty, Half-Hidden War: The CIA and U.S.-Philippine Covert Operations in Southeast Asia --
Epilogue: A Friendship Written in Blood --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: United States in the world.; Cornell scholarship online.
Responsibility: Colleen Woods.

Abstract:

This work demonstrates how anticommunist political projects were critical to the United States' expanding imperial power in the age of decolonization, and how anticommunism was essential to the growing global economy of imperial violence in the Cold War era. The book shows how, in the mid-twentieth-century Philippines, U.S. policymakers and Filipino elites promoted the islands as a model colony.

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"Woods presents a complex revisionist history of the relationship between the US and the Philippines during the early decades of the Cold War. This thoroughly researched monograph shines a light on Read more...

 
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