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By David Brody

In 1899 an American may well open a newspaper and locate outrageous photographs, comparable to an American soldier being injected with leprosy through Filipino insurgents. these kind of hyperbolic debts, David Brody argues during this illuminating ebook, have been only one component to the visible and fabric tradition that performed an essential position in debates approximately empire in overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century America.

Visualizing American Empire explores the methods visible imagery and layout formed the political and cultural panorama. Drawing on a myriad of sources—including pictures, tattoos, the ornamental arts, the preferred press, maps, parades, and fabric from world’s gala's and concrete planners—Brody deals a particular viewpoint on American imperialism. Exploring the interval prime as much as the Spanish-American struggle, in addition to past it, Brody argues that the way in which american citizens visualized the Orient drastically inspired the fantasies of colonial domestication that may play out within the Philippines. all through, Brody insightfully examines visible culture’s necessary function within the equipment that runs the colonial engine. the result's crucial studying for somebody drawn to the historical past of the U.S., artwork, layout, or empire.

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