Philippine-American Heritage in Washington, D.C.

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Washington is famed for its place in the history of the United States, but few know its close connections with the Philippines. Trace the intertwined histories of the two countries along the streets of Washington, from the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898 through Philippine independence in 1946 and the many years since. West Potomac Park was inspired by Manila’s Luneta, and District streets are named after pivotal Philippine battle grounds. These landmarks are often unmentioned in guidebooks. Hidden in plain sight are the stories of the fascinating figures who once inhabited these spaces. Professor and community historian Erwin Tiongson offers a first account of the city’s Philippine heritage.
ISBN: 9781467149020
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: American Heritage
Images: 56
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Erwin R. Tiongson is a professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He teaches economics and writes about Philippine history. His essays have appeared in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Magazine, the New York Times, Positively Filipino, Slate, the Washington Post, Washingtonian and White House History Quarterly. He is cofounder of the Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC) Project.
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