Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America's First Pacific Century
Ever since U.S. troops occupied the Philippines in 1898, generations of Filipinos have served in the U.S. armed forces. Their service reshaped Philippine society and politics and brought tens of thousands of Filipinos to America, where World War II veterans fought a decades-long legal struggle to win citizenship and veterans benefits. Linking military history to histories of immigration and civil rights, Bound by War tells the story of the United States and the Philippines through the wars the two nations fought together.
Christopher Capozzola is Professor of History and Senior Associate Dean for Open Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008), Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America's First Pacific Century (2020), and an Academic Adviser for the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project.
This lecture is co-sponsored by Duke's Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies