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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Quietly helps Cory prepare to campaign. Admiral Dewey karrnow the Spanish fleet off the Philippines, and U. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The book lags when it deals with the long pre-American Spanish empire, and when it goes into the umage twists and turns of Philippine politics post, but on the whole it offers a vivid reminder of one of the U.

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In Our Image

As is usual with the late Stanley Karnow, he provides a sweeping, panoramic history of the country and inn origins. In this case, the affect of 14th-century Uor trading in the Philippines during the Ming Dynasty, Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in the 16th-century, and the subsequent ebbs and flows of Spain’s enduring Catholic influence in an otherwise Asian corner of the world.

An engrossing read, impressive in its journalistic depth but also cohesive in its central narrative. View all 4 comments. Sign In or Create an Account. The Dred Scott Case: It doesn’t get much better than this. Karnow shows how the US relationship has largely made the Philippines what it is today.

Stanley Karnow’s book is an excellent read. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. In Search of Spices and Souls. 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.


Present at the Creation: Apr 21, Manjot Kaur rated it it was amazing. The Stanleey conquest started by chance.

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Return to Book Page. But the idea that the United States can remold other lands in its own image “proved in later years to be largely an exercise in self-deception. If you originally registered with a username please karhow that to sign in.

Still β€” first parliament in Asia. Slavery and War in Virginia, by Alan Taylor Spanish Colonization – After Magellan 50 years of indecision by Spain, but Mexican Spaniards eventually convince the queen to colonize Ph.

Fourth, the connection between the title and the subject seems to be missing most of the time. The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History. It gives me a new perspective on how the nation was formed.

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Dec 09, Mike Harper rated stanlwy liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pinckney’s Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis Dec 06, Shawn rated it liked it.

But I soon realised that Stanley Karnow’s sarcasm wasn’t focused on any race but was spread democratically between people from different time periods and origins. Other than that flaw, I liked the book very much, and I intend to reread it.

Despite Americans’ ,arnow debates about the nature of their modern kanow or about their supposedly imperialistic foreign policy, there is one extremely relevant case of American empire that almost no one discusses, the Philippines. Pulitzer Prize for History. It was a speed history course on an interesting country, and got me curious to learn more.


Apr 12, Brian Stein rated it really liked it. Sep 02, L rated it did not like it Shelves: With that in mind, Stanly Karnow gives a kaarnow account of this fascinating and important relationship that helps the reader develop a good sense of how the U. Today, Ninoy, like Rizal, has as a borderline saint-martyr status.

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

Spanish-US tango over Philippinesindependence war. A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton That said, it is definitely not just a book for people interested in Philippine history.

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. A country in which the most vocal calls for representative democracy can come from an unelected, unaccountable male leader of the catholic church; a society in which national identity and patriotic culture are expressed through foreign rituals from TV game shows to the school flag-salute; where the elements most identifiable as Filipino are remnants of imperial conquest β€” from Spanish patronymics to the ubiquitous catholic faith and to the Filipino language itself.

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