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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You can tell in this book that Karnow has Vietnam on the brain. It gives me a new perspective on how the nation was formed. This impressive work by Karnow presents the history of the Philippines as the history of underdevelopment. A country in which the most karnos 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.

Fourth, the connection between the title and the subject seems to be missing most of the time.

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It doesn’t get much better than this. I hope to one day read a book covering a similar timeframe during Philippine history but from the perspective of a Filipi This book covers a large span of Philippine history from Magellan to Macros.

History buffs on the other hand will likely really enjoy it. Open Preview See a Problem? Chinese trading posts across most of SE Asia, including Ph.

History of A Journalist”. America’s empire in the Philippines. Also, I know very little about this part of American history. America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow My library Help Advanced Book Search.


A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable America’s efforts to instill its values and institutions in a disparate place was “spurred by a belief still ingrained in Americans,” Karnow observes. Root Limited preview – Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Overall, I learned a lot but the book could have been better. Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond Philippines history, as it help build an over all better understanding of the people and politics of the the Philippines.

Pre-colonial histor In preparation for a trip to the Philippines, I picked Karnow up as ostensibly the least biased and best-written historical account of the country. I look forward to broadening my perspective on Filipino history, but this was a good entry point for an American with limited prior knowledge of the history of the Philippines.

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The Philippine conquest started by chance. It is kn useful book for a lay reader or hobby historian, but not as a scholarly work.

Pulitzer Prize for History Briefly dated Imelda at some point. My motive for reading this was that I needed to learn more about the War ofespecially the part we Americans called the Philippine Insurrection, for a course I was scheduled to teach. America’s empire in the Philippines. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines

Lists with This Book. A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton I really enjoyed it a lot.

Twice, when the U. This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat Feb 27, Alex Zakharov rated it liked it. Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K. While on assignment in the Although this book does focus on the relationship between iin Philippines and America, it’s a pretty comprehensive history of the country, from the arrival of Magellan through Cory Aquino.


Archived from the original on 25 December Trivia About In Our Image: America’s empire in the Philippines Stanley Karnow Snippet view – In what other society can an ex-president Erap do jail time for plunder, then return to our TV screens as a sought-after celebrity, and, yes, be touted as a future presendtial candidate?

The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis You know you can ask the locals, but the story they might tell you might be skewed, so you go out looking for a bookstore that might hold a book that will tell you the history of the place. I,age brought genuine advancement, and gave the nation up willingly to a democratic alternative.

At the same time, the first half of the book, formerly prologue, has now taken on a possible new significance as a distant mirror of the current troubles of the USA’s occupying armies in the Middle East. Karnow is a good storyteller and, I think, a fairly objective historian.

View all 5 comments. Okay, the last bit I added, but my copy has iimage. Today, Ninoy, like Rizal, has as a borderline saint-martyr status.

Rather than challenge this ancient society, years of Or rule, 50 years of US rule and 50 years of US rule-by-proxy reinforced the plutocracy. After finishing, I realize once again just how easy it is to critique something that’s good but just quite good enough. Still β€” first parliament in Asia.