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

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"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."

-H-Net

"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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