In this pathbreaking, transnational study, Paul A. Kramer reveals how racial politics served US empire, and how empire-building in turn transformed ideas of race and nation in both the United States and the Philippines. He argues that Philippine-American colonial history was characterized by struggles over sovereignty and recognition. This book provides an innovative account of the global transformations of race and the centrality of empire to twentieth-century US and Philippines histories.
Published in 2006. Finalist, 2006 National Book Award, for Social Sciences. Winner, James A Rawley Prize. Winner, Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize.
Copublished with University of North Carolina Press.