Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream 1899-1999 Paper edition Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"It is the rich variety of sources, the many ways of expressing the dilemma and duality of the "special relationship," that is the strength in this volume."


"An extraordinary collection of literary, artistic, and historical work which fills the huge gap in what Americans know about their nation's relationship to the Philippines, in war and peace."

-Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

"Through forceful poems, archival phots, art, visual essays, plays and memoirs, three dozen contributors. . .weigh in against the glossed over or repressed history of the war and its aftermath in the Philippines. . . . If more textbooks were written like this, there might be fewer wars."

-The Japan Times

"[An] undercurrent of urgency is still true today and it runs through the pages of this anthology, brilliantly organized by Shaw and Francia. It is truly an anthology that "breathes." And I too hope that Vestiges of War will inspire others to engage in similar projects and expand on what the editors have initiated."

-American Studies International

"The collection illuminates Filipinos' long and complicated relationship with the United States through the successive tragedies of paleo-, neo-, and postcolonialism."

-The Journal of American History

About the Author

Angel Velasco Shaw is a film and video maker and teaches in the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program at New York University.

Luis H. Francia's many books include Flippin': Filipinos on America, Eye of the Fish and Brown River, White Ocean.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press; Paper edition edition (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814797911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814797914
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M.A.T. on December 1, 2007
An eclectic and fascinating collection of critical essays, memoirs, poetry and artwork addressing this forgotten war.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phillip W. Hoffman on August 28, 2011
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Am researching a book on the life of David Fagen, whose story is one of the many presented in this remarkable book about the bloody, unnecessary, Philippine-American War at the turn of the 20th century. Read it and you'll understand why we Yankees are loved and hated in that beautiful but tragically dysfunctional land.

A large collection of stories, essays, articles, photos, art and other cultural material beautifully assembled as an academic collection of cultural perspectives aimed at both a Philippine and American readership. This is a serious work which explains, I think, more about the complexity of Philippine nationalism and its many assets and flaws, than any other work I've been priveliged to absorb. Visually stunning.
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