Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands: Photography, Film and the Colonial Philippines
A product of intensive archival research, this book by Mark Rice is a narrative account of one of the most significant figures in the early years of US colonialism in the Philippines. Worcester, who served as secretary of the interior in the Philippines from 1901 to 1913, was also a prolific photographer. The book reveals how Worcester used photography and film to present to American audiences an image of the Philippines as a wild land requiring long-term control by the United States.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 270 pages / BW