Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream 1899-1999
Angel Velasco Shaw, Luis H. Francia
NYU Press, Dec 1, 2002 - History - 500 pages
U.S. intervention in the Philippines began with the little-known 1899 Philippine-American War. Using the war as its departure point in analyzing U.S.-Philippine relations, Vestiges of War retrieves this willfully forgotten event and places it where it properly belongs—as the catalyst that led to increasing U.S. interventionism and expansionism in the Asia Pacific region. This seminal, multidisciplinary anthology examines the official American nationalist story of "benevolent assimilation" and fraternal tutelage in its half century of colonial occupation of the Philippines.