Teaching empire [electronic resource] : Native Americans, Filipinos, and US imperial education, 1879-1918 / Elisabeth M. Eittreim.

By: Eittreim, Elisabeth M [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9780700628599; 0700628592Subject(s): Indigenous peoples -- Education -- United States -- History | Indigenous peoples -- Education -- Philippines -- History | Indigenous peoples -- Cultural assimilation -- United States | Indians of North America -- Education -- History | Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation | Teachers -- United States -- AttitudesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 371.829 LOC classification: LC3731 | .E58 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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This extensively referenced study looks at 55 teachers (mostly women) at the much-written-about Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, between its founding (1879) and closure (1918), and 33 American teachers in the Philippines during the two decades following the Spanish-American War. However, there is little about how and what these teachers taught, including information on Carlisle's extensive vocational program. In 1901, aboard the USS Thomas, 509 teachers recruited in the US arrived in the Philippines under President William McKinley's policy of "benevolent assimilation," implemented with the protection of the US Army (p. 32). Too often, Eittreim (Rutgers Univ.) notes, the teachers (mostly male) in the Philippines who came to "uplift" Filipinos held racist attitudes toward them (p. 134). For a more detailed recent look at US colonial education efforts in the Philippines, this reviewer suggests Sarah Steinbock-Pratt's Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines (2019). Interestingly, US Superintendent of Indian Schools Estelle Reel's 1901 Course of Study for Indian Schools of the United States: Industrial and Literary is not mentioned in either book, although thousands of copies were sent to the Philippines. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers and faculty. --Jon Allan Reyhner, Northern Arizona University

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