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Author Reed, John Scott, author.

Title The US Volunteers in the Southern Philippines : counterinsurgency, pacification, and collaboration, 1899-1901 / John Scott Reed.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  959.9031 R251u 2020    ---  Available
Description xv, 302 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Strategic Context of the Philippine-American War -- The United States Volunteer Force of 1899- -- The Moral Terrain of the U.S. Volunteers -- Pacification Operations in the Southern Philippines -- Tactics -- Losses -- Medical Care -- Garrison Life -- Internal Discipline -- External Discipline.
Summary "The U.S. Volunteers who served in the Philippines from 1899 to 1901 enlisted fully understanding they would fight a colonial war. The Regular Army of 1899 had yet to recover from its Spanish War combat and disease losses, and their country needed an additional force to pacify the Philippines. Acting out of a sense of reflexively patriotic masculine obligation, and a profound belief in the self-evident superiority of American institutions, the USVs were tasked to impose their nation's will on a non-Western population, and they were willing to endure severe physical hardships and lethal risks in the service of that effort. Burden and Honor examines the combat and garrison life of volunteer soldiers on four islands in the Southern Philippines: Samar, Leyte, Panay, and Northern Mindanao, and their central role within a pacification strategy that combined military operations with martial law coercion to exhaust guerrilla bands and suppress elite support for continued resistance. Reed concludes that the success of the US counterinsurgency campaign was a result of a realistic pacification strategy implemented by sound operational decisions, the discipline and tactical skills of the US Volunteer force, and a vastly improved Army medical system."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902.
United States. Volunteer Army -- Military life -- History.
United States. Army -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Counterinsurgency -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533532
Armed Forces -- Military life. (OCoLC)fst01351813
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
Regimental histories. (OCoLC)fst01354209
Philippines. (OCoLC)fst01205261
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902) (OCoLC)fst01353980
Chronological Term 1899-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title United States Volunteers in the Southern Philippines
ISBN 9780700629725 hardcover
0700629726 hardcover
9780700629732 electronic book

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