In Our Image has ratings and 44 reviews. Rosalinda said: If you like Philippine History, this is one of the best books written about the Philippines. In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines is a book by American journalist Stanley Karnow, published by Random House. The book details the. A brilliant, coherent social and political overview spanning three turbulent centuries.”—San Francisco Chronicle Stanley Karnow.

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And as Europe’s 19th-century colonial influence lessened, America’s century took hold first through Teddy Roosevelt As is usual with the late Stanley Karnow, he provides a sweeping, panoramic history of the country and its origins.

The National Experience, — by Lawrence A. This book was published in ; it would be interesting to see an update of how the author views changes to the country since then. At the same time, the first half of the book, formerly prologue, has now taken on a possible new significance as a distant mirror of the current krnow of the USA’s occupying armies in the Middle East.

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Arab traders bring Islam to Malaya, reaching Ph. Yo Sometimes you find yourself at a place in the world, and you look around and stwnley get this strange sense of familiarity.


Jul 15, John Collings rated it really liked it. As for the war itself, Karnow’s view concurs with others kur trace the country’s moral malaise to those desperate days: The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger Russia Leaves the War: The author, journalist Stanely Karnow lived through some of that history.

Despite Americans’ continual debates about stankey nature of their modern “empire,” or about their supposedly imperialistic foreign policy, there is one extremely relevant case of American empire that almost no one discusses, the Philippines.

The concept of a unified nation governed by a democratic process is an illusion the imperial masters where happy to lmage for their own purposes. The people of the Philippines have been used and abused throughout history, from the arrival of Magellan and his men, the Spanish, the friars of the Catholic Church, American intervention, and worst of all, under the control of one of their own, Ferdinand Marcos.

While on assignment in the It gave me a better understanding of Filipino society and culture while I was there.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Slavery and War in Virginia, by Alan Taylor The latter despises McArthur.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to the country. I look forward to broadening my perspective on Filipino history, but this was a good entry point for an American with limited prior knowledge of the history of the Philippines.

It’s a history book that flows well and reads as a story. Douglas MacArthur and his father before himis interestingly dealt with in this book, as a flawed imabe complex figure.


In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

One weakness that bothered me, however, was the author’s analysis of the causes of the Filipino failure to defeat the Americans seemed to equate the situation of the Filipinos with the North Vietnamese situation versus the Americans. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: As the Philippines votes today between an array of controversial candidates, Karnow’s comment “To karnnow day, [Filipinos] are trying to define their national identity,” remains as relevant as ever.

The Fate of Liberty: It might be because everybody speaks the language, and for the most part the krnow and the food are about the same. It’s long, but I’ll probably read it again. Congress willingly voted for Philippine independence admittedly at the instigation of US sugar and tobacco barons who feared Philippine competition in andPhilippine legislators, including the nominal hero of independence Manuel Quezon, secretly asked that the U.

Sign In or Create an Account. The book is disproportionately weighted to tell the story of those events. The social structure at the time of Spanish conquest in many ways resembled Anglo-Saxon Britain.

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