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Educating the Empire
American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines

Part of Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations

  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108473125

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  • This book examines how education contributed to the creation of US empire in the Philippines by focusing on American teachers and the Filipinos with whom they lived and worked. While education was located at the heart of the imperial project, used to justify empire, the implementation of schooling in the islands deviated from the expectations of the colonial state. American teachers at times upheld, adapted, circumvented, or entirely disregarded colonial policy. Despite the language of white masculinity that imbued imperial discourse, the appointment of white women and black men as teachers allowed them to claim roles and identities that transformed understandings of gender and race. Filipinos also used the American educational system to articulate their own understandings of empire. In this context, schools were a microcosm for the colonial state, with contestations over education often standing in for the colonial relationship itself.

    • Fills a gap in existing literature by focusing solely on colonial education in the Philippines
    • Provides a new perspective by focusing on the experiences of teachers rather than on pedagogy or colonial policy
    • Draws on research in twenty-one archives in the United States and the Philippines
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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108473125
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Creating a catalog of colonial knowledge
    2. A civil empire: determining fitness for colonial education
    3. Professionals and pioneers: teachers' self-depiction in empire
    4. Recreating race: evolving notions of whiteness and blackness in empire
    5. A political education: Americans, Filipinos, and the meanings of instruction
    6. All politics is local: American teachers and their communities
    7. Speaking for ourselves: dignity and the politics of student protest
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Sarah Steinbock-Pratt, University of Alabama
    Sarah Steinbock-Pratt is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama.

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