The MacArthur Highway & Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
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It has been more than a century since the American conquest and subsequent annexation of the Philippines. Although the nation was given its independence in 1946, American cultural authority remains. The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippinesretraces the route Gen. Douglas MacArthur took during his liberation of the country in 1944'45. While following MacArthur's footsteps, Joseph McCallus provides a historical and geographical account of this iconic soldier's military career, accompanied by a description of the contemporary Philippine landscape. McCallus uses the past and the present to explore how America and MacArthur himself influenced the country's political and educational systems and language as well as the ramifications of the continued U.S. military presence and the effects of globalization on traditional Filipino society. This fascinating book also examines the Americans' influence on its architecture, and he introduces the American expatriate business community'”people who have lived in the Philippines for decades and continue to help shape the nation. The MacArthur Highwayis an absorbing look at how American military intervention and colonial rule have indelibly shaped a nation decades after the fact.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Future and the Pastp. 3
The Oakwood Mutinyp. 8
The Elks Clubp. 12
Leyte and Samar
The Returnp. 27
The King of Leyte and the Junkyard Oakiep. 48
The Second Battle of Leytep. 69
The Balicuatro Islandsp. 85
The Lingayen Beaches and Southp. 121
The MacArthur Highwayp. 141
Hacienda Luisita and Camp O'Donnellp. 144
The Hills of Bambanp. 173
Angeles City and Clark Fieldp. 192
San Fernando to Manilap. 228
The War Yearsp. 239
Santo Tomasp. 249
Ermitap. 258
Corregidorp. 281
Intramurosp. 291
The Filipinas Heritage Library, Memorare Manila, 1945p. 303
Epiloguep. 311
Notesp. 317
Selected Bibliographyp. 339
Indexp. 355
About the Authorp. 367
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