The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2010 - Architecture - 367 pages
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It has been more than a century since the American conquest and subsequent annexation of the Philippines. Although the nation was given its independence in 1946, American cultural authority remains. In order to locate and lend significance to the relics of American empire, Joseph McCallus retraces the route Gen. Douglas MacArthur took during his liberation of the country from the Japanese in 1944 and 1945. While following MacArthur's footsteps, he provides a historical and geographical account of this iconic soldier's military career, accompanied by a description of the contemporary Philippine landscape. McCallus uses the past and the present to explore how America influenced the country's political and educational systems and language, as well as the ramifications of the continued U.S. military presence and the effects of globalization on traditional Filipino society. He examines the American influence on its architecture and introduces to the reader the American expatriate business community--people who have lived in the Philippines for decades and continue to help shape the nation. The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines is an absorbing look at how American military intervention and colonial rule have indelibly shaped a nation decades after the fact.
 

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Contents

13SAN FERNANDO TO MANILA
PART 4MANILA
14THE WAR YEARS
15SANTO TOMAS
16ERMITA
17CORREGIDOR
18INTRAMUROS
19THE FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY MEMORARE MANILA 1945

6THE SECOND BATTLE OF LEYTE
7THE BALICUATRO ISLANDS
PART 3LUZON
8THE LINGAYEN BEACHES AND SOUTH
9THE MACARTHUR HIGHWAY
10HACIENDA LUISITA AND CAMP ODONNELL
11THE HILLS OF BAMBAN
12ANGELES CITY AND CLARK FIELD
PART 5MAKATI
20EPILOGUE
NOTES
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Joseph P. McCallus has conducted academic research in the Philippines since 1986. He is the author of "American Exiles in the Philippines, 1941-1996: A Collected Oral Narrative", a study of the American expatriate community, and he edited and annotated "Gentleman Soldier: John Clifford Brown and the Philippine-American War". He has published journal articles dedicated to Philippine studies, particularly the propaganda of both the Philippine communist and anticommunist movements. He is a professor of English at Columbus State University in Georgia.

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