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American Mestizos, The Philippines, and the Malleability of Race
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The American mestizos, a group that emerged in the Philippines after it was colonized by the United States, became a serious social concern for expatriate Americans and Filipino nationalists far disproportionate to their actual size, confounding observers who debated where they fit into the racial schema of the island nation.

Across the Pacific, these same mestizos were racialized in a way that characterized them as a asset to the United States, opening up the possibility of their assimilation to American society during a period characterized by immigration restriction and fears of miscegenation. Drawing upon Philippine and American archives, Nicholas Trajano Molnar documents the imposed and self-ascribed racializations of the American mestizos, demonstrating that the boundaries of their racial identity shifted across time and space with no single identity coalescing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: American Mestizos and the Malleability of Race
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Chapter 3. Leonard Wood and the American Guardian Association: Resolving the American Mestizo “Problem” in the Philippines
  2. pp. 51-78
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  1. Chapter 4. Reactions to the Concept of the American Mestizo in the United States
  2. pp. 79-108
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  1. Chapter 5. American, American Mestizo, or Filipino?: Enrique Hagedorn, A. M. Snook, and American Mestizo Identities in the Philippine Commonwealth
  2. pp. 109-122
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  1. Chapter 6. Race and Resistance: Luis Morgan, William Tate, and American Mestizo Identities during World War II
  2. pp. 123-138
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  1. Chapter 7. The American Mestizo in the Republic of the Philippines
  2. pp. 139-154
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  1. Conclusion. Non-Coalesced Groups and the “Disappearance” of the American Mestizo
  2. pp. 155-160
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 161-184
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-199
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