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Introduction: Through the Looking Glass: U.S. Empire through the Lens of Labor History

Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introductory chapter discusses the labor systems that made the U.S. empire from the point of view of labor historians. These chroniclers have recorded that the metropolitan immigrant worker, the ... More


“The Spirit of the Age…Establish[es] a Sentiment of Universal Brotherhood”: Haiti, “Santo Domingo” and Frederick Douglass at the Intersection of the United States and Black Pan Americanism

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes Frederick Douglass's responses to the U.S. empire building in Santo Domingo between 1870 and 1872 and in Haiti between 1889 and 1891. As U.S. minister to Haiti and assistant ... More


Introduction: Recovering the Regional Dimensions of U.S. Policy toward Southeast Asia

Wen-Qing Ngoei

in Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introduction presents an overview of the book’s study of imperial transition in Southeast Asia from the colonial order through Anglo-American predominance to U.S. empire. It explains that the ... More


Empire’s Labor

Adam Moore

in Empire's Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742170
eISBN:
9781501716393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742170.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter reviews how military contracting and the increasing reliance on foreign labor impacted the “American way of war”. It suggests that the growth of contracting has—in conjunction with ... More


“One Night in Bangkok”: Food and the Everyday Life of Empire

Mark Padoongpatt

in Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the blossoming of America's fascination with Thai cuisine during the Cold War. The informal postwar U.S. empire in Thailand vacillated between "hard" and "soft" power, ... More


Introduction: From Thailand to Thai Town

Mark Padoongpatt

in Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction lays out the main arguments, central claims, agenda, and goals of the book. It makes a case for studying food, identity, and community in relation to race rather than simply as an ... More


Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Mark Padoongpatt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Flavors of Empire examines the rise of Thai food and the way it shaped the racial and ethnic contours of Thai American identity and community. Mark Padoongpatt makes use of original archival research ... More


Empire and the Moving Body: Fermin Tobera, Military California, and Rural Space

Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the story of Fermin Tobera, who was shot dead while sleeping in a bunkhouse on the Murphy Ranch, which had been attacked by white male rioters. His death unleashed fierce ... More


Conclusion: Beyond Cooking and Eating

Mark Padoongpatt

in Flavors of Empire: Food and the Making of Thai America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293731
eISBN:
9780520966925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293731.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion explains the author's reasons for writing the book, including autobiographical material, and how the author came to the topic. It details the book's scholarly contributions and ... More


The Plain Citizen of Black Orientalism: Frank R. Steward’s Filipino American War Fiction

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the fiction of Frank R. Steward, an African American captain who served in the U.S. Volunteer Army in the Philippines during the Filipino-American War. His short stories feature ... More


How the Irish Became Japanese: Winnifred Eaton’s Transnational Racial Reconstructions

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Winnifred Eaton's attempts to recalibrate U.S. domestic racial categories of “white” and “Asiatic” by viewing them through the shifting lens of international relations in the ... More


The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

Erin Runions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257331
eISBN:
9780823261529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following allusions to Babylon in secular and religious discourse in the decade after 9.11, this book explores the complicated influence of the Bible on U.S. political thought. Babylon is a ... More


“Vanishing Points”: Postcolonial America

Eli Jelly-Schapiro

in Security and Terror: American Culture and the Long History of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520295377
eISBN:
9780520968158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295377.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter engages works of fiction that counter both the ahistorical affirmation and ahistorical critique of U.S. Empire with historicist renderings of the current conjuncture. In particular, this ... More


State Violence and the Problem of Political Legitimacy: WWII, Philippine Independence, and the Hukbalahap

Colleen Woods

in Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749131
eISBN:
9781501749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores how the remobilization of colonial anticommunism in postwar politics was fundamentally connected to the legitimation of state violence and the strategic and symbolic value of ... More


Pussy Ballistics and Peristaltic Feminism

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the “pussy ballistics” featured in Asian American cultural production, specifically in the concert of Korean American stand-up comedienne Margaret Cho. These are referred to as ... More


The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Jodi A. Byrd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676408
eISBN:
9781452947754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676408.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In 1761 and again in 1769, European scientists raced around the world to observe the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event in which the planet Venus passes in front of the sun. This book ... More


Coda: The “Reverse Domino Effect”

Wen-Qing Ngoei

in Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This coda concludes the book by examining how the United States and its Southeast Asian allies responded to the fall of Saigon to communist forces in 1975. It shows that the regimes of the arc of ... More


Transformation in Jamaica, Grenada, and Haiti

Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits

in Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653600
eISBN:
9781469653624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653600.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the last decades of the twentieth century, the Caribbean saw multiple and dramatic political efforts to transform state and society. New governments sought to embrace popular classes as equal ... More


Passionate Attachments to Area Studies and Asian American Studies: Subjectivity and Diaspora in the Transpacific

J. Francisco Benitez and Laurie J. Sears

in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Benitez and Sears explore racial subjectivity through a methodology of “critical melancholia,” examining the intersection of various forms of social inequality and how these forms have been ... More


Imperial Church Stories

Katherine D. Moran

in The Imperial Church: Catholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748813
eISBN:
9781501748837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748813.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the argument that in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, in the upper Midwest, Southern California, and the U.S. colonial Philippines, many American Protestants and Catholics ... More


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