THE FORBIDDEN BOOK: THE PHILIPPINE AMERICAN WAR IN POLITICAL CARTOONS. by Abe Ignacio…et al.
Place Published: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: T'Boli Publishing and Distribution
Date Published: 2004
Book Id: 94163
b/w, duo tone and color plates, facs., ports., chron., appen., ind., bibl. (p. 162-165), color pict. wrps
A unique reconstruction of the brutal war waged by the United States against the Filipino people at the turn of the 19th century throughout an extraordinary collection of political cartoons published between 1899 and 1935 in American newspapers and journals. These 'forbidden' caricatures portray stereotypical depictions (immigrant labor, native Americans, Blacks, and Chinese) of the Philippine-American War and subsequent colonization, and reveal the truth of a long forgotten historical event marred by misinformation, racism, blind patriotism and U.S. imperialism ambitions and lies. Contents are divided into nine major themes and introduced by essays at the beginning of each chapter: Prologue: The Forbidden Book, Political Cartooning, How this Cartoon Collection Came About, Prelude to Conquest and War, America's Economic Transformation, a Divinely Ordain Mission, the Other America, Cuba and the Spanish American War, Annexation of the Philippines, 1898 in the Philippines , The First Shot, March to Empire, The Anti-Imperialist League, Organization of the Cartoons -- Introduction -- 1. Manifest Destiny and the White Man's Burden -- 2. Government by Consent or Conquest -- 3. He's One of the Big Boys Now -- 4. Conquest and Commerce -- 5. Civilizing the Savages -- 6. The Filipino as a Racialized Other -- 7. Killing "Niggers" and Rabbits -- 8. Mac and Aggy -- 9. The Aunties are Coming -- Epilogue The Decline Towards Historical Amnesia -- Notes -- References and Bibliography -- List of Periodicals -- Major Historical Dates and Events -- Index. Authors include historians: Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel and Helen Toribio. "A project of the East Bay Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)" --Verso T.p.