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American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

Rebecca Tinio McKenna


Through an exploration of a Daniel Burnham-designed colonial hill station in the mountains of northern Luzon called Baguio, this book examines the literal and figurative architecture of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines. Tracking the Pacific crossings of famed Progressives like Burnham and tracing the transformation of Philippine pastureland into American pastoral retreat, the book shows how colonial rule and subjects of rule were generated in the face of Philippine resistance, the contradictions of imperial ideology, and in place. Chapters examine subject and capital formation through acts ... More

Keywords: United States imperialism, Philippines, colonialism, Daniel Burnham, Progressivism, urban planning, hill station, capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226417769
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226417936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Tinio McKenna, author
University of Notre Dame