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Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Colleen Woods


This book demonstrates how anticommunist political projects were critical to the United States' expanding imperial power in the age of decolonization, and how anticommunism was essential to the growing global economy of imperial violence in the Cold War era. The book shows how, in the mid-twentieth-century Philippines, U.S. policymakers and Filipino elites promoted the islands as a model colony. In the wake of World War II, as the decolonization movement strengthened, those same political actors pivoted and, after Philippine independence in 1946, lauded the archipelago as a successful postcolo ... More

Keywords: U.S. imperial power, decolonization, anticommunism, imperial violence, Philippines, imperialism, colonial racial order, postcolonial democracy, global communist revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749131
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colleen Woods, author
University of Maryland