Book Forgotten under a tropical sun : war stories by American veterans in the Philippines, 1898-1913 / Joseph P. McCallus.
Associated Name: Kent State University. Press, publisher.
Publication year: 
Call Number DS683.7 .M35 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9781606353196 1606353195
Extent: xii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Forgotten under a Tropical Sun is the first examination of memoirs and autobiographies from officers and enlisted members of the Army, Navy, and Marines during the Spanish, Filipino, and Moro wars that attempts to understand how these struggles are remembered. It is through these stories that the American enterprise in the Philippines is commemorated. Arranged chronologically, beginning with veterans who recall the naval victory over the Spanish at Manila Bay in 1898 and continuing to the conventional and guerrilla wars with the Filipinos, the stories remember the major campaigns of 1899 and 1900, the blockade duties, and life in provincial garrisons. Finally, the lengthy (1899-1913) and often violent military governance in Moroland--the Muslim areas of Mindanao--is considered. Within these historical stages, Forgotten under a Tropical Sun looks at how the writers address incidents and issues, including accounts of well-known and minor engagements, descriptions of atrocities committed by both sides, and the effect on troop morale of the anti-imperialist movement in the United States"--
First encounters -- Heroes of the new frontier -- Brutality -- The good father -- The Pioneers' Club -- Conclusion.