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America in the Philippines, 1899-1902

The First Torture Scandal

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 1-5
  3. Theories of Human Rights Abuses and Advocacy

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 7-24
  4. The Laws of War and Illegitimate Combatants

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 25-35
  5. Early Experimentation, 1898–1900

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 37-59
  6. Standard Operating Procedure, Fall 1900–Spring 1901

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 61-77
  7. “Kill and Burn,” Fall 1901–Summer 1902

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 79-96
  8. The Scandal Builds, January 1901–March 1902

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 97-116
  9. The Scandal Breaks, April 1902

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 117-134
  10. The Scandal Recedes, May–June 1902

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 135-152
  11. The Effects of the Scandal

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 153-173
  12. Conclusion

    • Christopher J. Einolf
    Pages 175-192
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 193-235

About this book

America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal analyzes the US army's use of the 'water cure' torture in the Philippine War and the ensuing political scandal that resulted. Drawing on primary source documents to construct a detailed narrative history of the events, the book also proposes an original theory for the causes of torture, which emphasizes the moral agency of low-level actors. Einolf uses the historical debate to illuminate theories of present-day human rights advocacy. The conclusion relates the Philippine War case to the more recent use of torture under the George W. Bush administration and makes recommendations for researchers and advocates.

Keywords

  • Torture
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Human Rights
  • Philippine-American War
  • The Philippines Military history
  • Advocacy
  • Imperialism
  • Anti-Imperialism
  • human rights
  • imperialism
  • insurgency
  • military history

Reviews

"Einolf offers the first disciplined study of American torture in the context of counter-insurgency war, carefully documenting how torture emerges, how it spreads, and what factors lead it to change or cease in the context of war. Carefully researched, historically grounded and social-scientifically informed, this book will be of great importance to all future case studies of this topic.' - Darius Rejali, Reed College, USA

About the author

Christopher J. Einolf teaches at the School of Public Service at DePaul University, USA. A former legal advocate for torture survivors, he isthe author of George H. Thomas: Virginian for the Union, The Mercy Factory: Refugees and the American Asylum System.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-46076-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)