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America in the Philippines, 1899–1902

The First Torture Scandal

  • Authors
  • Christopher J. Einolf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christopher J. Einolf
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  3. Christopher J. Einolf
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  12. Christopher J. Einolf
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 193-235

About this book

Introduction

America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal analyzes the US army's use of the 'water cure' torture in the Philippine War and the ensuing political scandal that resulted. Drawing on primary source documents to construct a detailed narrative history of the events, the book also proposes an original theory for the causes of torture, which emphasizes the moral agency of low-level actors. Einolf uses the historical debate to illuminate theories of present-day human rights advocacy. The conclusion relates the Philippine War case to the more recent use of torture under the George W. Bush administration and makes recommendations for researchers and advocates.

Keywords

Torture Counterinsurgency Human Rights Philippine-American War The Philippines Military history Advocacy Imperialism Anti-Imperialism human rights imperialism insurgency military history

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137460769
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-68987-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46076-9
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