Portland State University. Department of History
Bernard V. Burke
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (132 p.)
Soldiers -- Oregon, Spanish-American War (1898) -- Philippines, Portland (Or.) -- Newspapers, Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War (1899-1902)
Oregon volunteer soldiers fought two wars in the Philippines from 1898 to 1899, one against the Spanish colonial government (from May to August 1898), and one against the Philippine insurgency (beginning in February of 1899). This thesis examines the connections between Oregonians' racial characterization of Filipinos and their beliefs about the wars' purposes and moral characteristics. The source material is drawn from the personal papers of Oregon volunteer soldiers and from the Portland Oregonian.
McEnroe, Sean F., "Oregon soldiers and the Portland press in the Philippine wars of 1898 and 1899 : how Oregonians defined the race of Filipinos and the mission of America" (2001). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4028.