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Colleen Woods


Colleen Woods is a historian at the University of Maryland. In her interview she explains the nuances of the Filipino and American military and how they fought side by side. She also discusses the effects the war had on the Philippines and why they were written out of history.

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The U.S. leans quite heavily on Filipinos.

(20:00) in full interview

You can’t understand the Filipino guerrilla movement and the rescission act without understanding that it was a product of the US empire.

(34:54) in full interview


I think it’s been uncomfortable and difficult for Americans to confront an imperial past.

(35:51) in full interview


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