Oral Histories

Chris Cappozola


Chris Cappozola is a historian at MIT. In his interview he focuses on the promise the US government made to the Phillippines and how that promise was broken. He talks about the importance of the congressional medal and explains how Filipinos fought for America.

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The rescission act is really one of the worst things Americans have ever done to the people who have served to them.

(11:56) in full interview

I think American history has just erased so much of that because we don’t like to think of ourselves as an empire. 

(16:45) in full interview


We can ask ourselves,…,what do I need to do to make sure that the military service of the people in the United States is honored and respected.

(23:28) in full interview


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