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Author McCallus, Joseph P., author

Title Forgotten under a tropical sun : war stories by American veterans in the Philippines, 1898-1913 / Joseph P. McCallus
Published Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2017]
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Contents First encounters -- Heroes of the new frontier -- Brutality -- The good father -- The Pioneers' Club -- Conclusion
Summary "Forgotten under a Tropical Sun is the first examination of memoirs and autobiographies from officers and enlisted members of the Army, Navy, and Marines during the Spanish, Filipino, and Moro wars that attempts to understand how these struggles are remembered. It is through these stories that the American enterprise in the Philippines is commemorated. Arranged chronologically, beginning with veterans who recall the naval victory over the Spanish at Manila Bay in 1898 and continuing to the conventional and guerrilla wars with the Filipinos, the stories remember the major campaigns of 1899 and 1900, the blockade duties, and life in provincial garrisons. Finally, the lengthy (1899-1913) and often violent military governance in Moroland--the Muslim areas of Mindanao--is considered. Within these historical stages, Forgotten under a Tropical Sun looks at how the writers address incidents and issues, including accounts of well-known and minor engagements, descriptions of atrocities committed by both sides, and the effect on troop morale of the anti-imperialist movement in the United States."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Soldiers' writings, American.
Veterans -- Philippines -- Biography.
Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Mindanao Island (Philippines) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements -- Personal narratives, American.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives, American.
Philippines -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Philippines -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Military history.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017027388
ISBN 1631012789 (ePub)
1631012797 (ePDF)
9781631012785 (ePub)
9781631012792 (ePDF)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles War stories by American veterans in the Philippines, 1898-1913