A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

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Macmillan, Mar 4, 2008 - History - 254 pages
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It has been termed an insurgency, a revolution, a guerrilla war, and a conventional war. As David J. Silbey demonstrates in this taut, compelling history, the 1899 Philippine-American War was in fact all of these. Played out over three distinct conflicts--one fought between the Spanish and the allied United States and Filipino forces; one fought between the United States and the Philippine Army of Liberation; and one fought between occupying American troops and an insurgent alliance of often divided Filipinos--the war marked America's first steps as a global power and produced a wealth of lessons learned and forgotten.  First-rate military history, A War of Frontier and Empire retells an often forgotten chapter in America's past, infusing it with commanding contemporary relevance.
  

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Review: A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

User Review  - Steven May - Goodreads

The war between Philippines and America was discussed in a class on Imperialism. Talking with others no one was familiar with the war. Silbey helped me understand this part of our American history ... Read full review

Review: A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

User Review  - Steven May - Goodreads

The war between Philippines and America was discussed in a class on Imperialism. Talking with others no one was familiar with the war. Silbey helped me understand this part of our American history ... Read full review

Contents

The Urgency of the Asking
xiii
A WAR OF FRONTIER AND EMPIRE
3
MCKINLEY AND AMERICAN IMPERIALISM
30
AT THE CANNONS MOUTH
67
A NEW ARMY ARRIVES
105
ONE WAR ENDS ANOTHER BEGINS
126
SATISFACTORY AND ENCOURAGING
170
A MOST FAVORED RACE
207
Further Reading
219
Notes
225
Acknowledgments
243
Index
245
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David J. Silbey is an associate professor of European history at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania

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