In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

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In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines
Author Stanley Karnow
Country US
Language English
Genre history
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Pages 494
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History
ISBN 9780394549750

In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines is a 1989 book by American journalist Stanley Karnow, published by Random House.[1] The book details the Philippine–American War (1899–1902) and the subsequent American occupation of the islands. Karnow described the book as "the story of America's only major colonial experience. How did we perform? What did we do there? What have we left there?"[2] Karnow made six trips to the Philippines for research while writing the book, and also drew heavily on archives.[2]

The book was awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for History.[2]


  1. ^ Stanley Karnow. "In our image: America's empire in the Philippines". Google Books. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Charles Trueheart (April 12, 1990). "Pultizer [sic] Suprises [sic]: Getting the Word; Stanely [sic] Karnow: History of A Journalist". The Washington Post.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 25 December 2012. 

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Preceded by
Battle Cry of Freedom
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63
Pulitzer Prize for History
Succeeded by
A Midwife's Tale