A War Of Frontier And Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

Authors: David J. Silbey
Publisher: Hill And Wang
Keywords: american, philippine, empire, frontier
Pages: 272
Published: 2008-03-04
Language: English
Category: 19th Century, United States, Americas, History,
ISBN-10: 0809096617     ISBN-13: 9780809096619
Binding: Paperback (1st)
List Price: 16.00 USD
  • Rating: 60%
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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