In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

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In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines
In Our Image (Karnow book).jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorStanley Karnow
CountryUnited States
SubjectPhilippine–American War
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
Media typePrint
AwardsPulitzer Prize for History

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 (1990). In our image: America's empire in the Philippines. Random House. Retrieved 25 December 2012 – via Internet Archive.
  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). Archived from the original on 2018-11-20. 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