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Imperial Archipelago: Representation and Rule in the Insular Territories under U.S. Dominion after 1898

Lanny Thompson


This book is a comparative study of the symbolic representations, both textual and photographic, of Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico that appeared in popular and official publications in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War of 1898. It examines the connections between these representations and the forms of rule established by the United States in each at the turn of the century—thus answering the question why different governments were set up in the five sites. The book critically engages and elaborates on the postcolonial thesis that symbolic representations are a mea ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War, cultural difference, colonial rule, colonial subjects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834012
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lanny Thompson, author
University of Puerto Rico