The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons (Paperback)
An astounding collection of political cartoons created by Western public media to justify American colonization of Philippines during the time of the Philippine-US War. The book will alert you to the historical secrets that have been used to steer a nation to war. Filipinos are stereotyped as "savages" or "little brown brothers" to be directed and civilized by American institutions and policies.
The book features 88 colored cartoons taken from the pages of popular magazines along with 133 black and white political cartoons reprinted from newspapers including the San Francisco Evening Post, New York World, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquire, New Orleans Times-Democrat, Minnesota Journal, St. Louis Republic, Detroit News, Denver Evening Post, Los Angeles Times and more. 27 historical photographs are added to compare and contrast with the cartoons' stereotyped depictions.
About the Author
Abe Ignacio has a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is a member of the East Bay Filipino American Historical Society; Enrique de la Cruz is a professor Asian American Studies at California State University, Northridge; Jorge Emmanuel is president of a research and consulting firm; Helen Toribio was a lecturer in Asian American Studies at San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University; Carl Angel is the cover art and book designer.
Praise for The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons…
The brutal war waged by the United States against the Filipino people at the turn of the century has been shrouded in darkness for a long time, the truth concealed from generations of Americans. THE FORBIDDEN BOOK brings that shameful episode in our history out in the open, with a wonderful combination of crystal-clear text and extraordinary cartoons. The book deserves wide circulation. (Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus, Boston University)