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1904 World s Fair: The Filipino Experience (Paperback)

Jose D. Fermin

Published by University of the Philippines Press, Philippines, 2006
ISBN 10: 9715424392 / ISBN 13: 9789715424394
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Title: 1904 World s Fair: The Filipino Experience (...

Publisher: University of the Philippines Press, Philippines

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1904, the United States exhibited more than 1,100 native Filipinos, Negritos, Igorot, Moros, and Visayans at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. Dubbed the largest and finest colonial exhibit, the Philippine Exhibition, though a huge success with the public, proved controversial because of its racist and imperialistic features, and the stigma it inflicted on Filipinos - a disgrace that is still felt after a hundred years. Fermin s impressive, well-researched book unearths new historical material pertaining not only to the fair but also to expositions held during American colonial rule in the Philippines. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9789715424394

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Synopsis: In 1904, the United States exhibited more than 1,100 native Filipinos, Negritos, Igorot, Moros, and Visayans at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. Dubbed the "largest and finest colonial exhibit," the Philippine Exhibition, though a huge success with the public, proved controversial because of its racist and imperialistic features, and the stigma it inflicted on Filipinos - a disgrace that is still felt after a hundred years. Fermin's impressive, well-researched book unearths new historical material pertaining not only to the fair but also to expositions held during American colonial rule in the Philippines.

Product Description: An impressive, thoroughly researched book, revealing for the first time the sad experience of the native Filipinos at the 1904 world's fair-and in the expositions before and after it.

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