IIAS Newsletter 44 Summer 2007

Photographic encounters in the Philippines, 1898 - 1910

Melissa Banta

At the end of the Spanish-American War, Spain ceded the Philippine Islands to the United States. The U.S. engaged in a three-year war against the Filipinos, who fought fiercely for their independence, and in 1902 it took possession of a country half a world away.

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