Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’s First Pacific Century

Lead Scholar: Christopher Capozzola (Professor and Head of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

May 3, 2022

Primary Source

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. 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.

Subjects: History; Military History; Immigration; American History; History of the Philippines; Military Service; Citizenship