1904 World's Fair: The Filipino Experience

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1904 World's Fair: The Filipino Experience written by José D. Fermín published by University of the Philippines Press in 2004. This book unearths new explosive historical material pertaining not only to that fair but also to expositions held during American colonial rule in the Philippines.

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About the book

In 1904, the American's exhibited over 1 100 native Filipinos, including Negritos, Igorot, Moros and Visayans at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dubbed the “largest and the finest colonial exhibit,” the Philippine Exhibition, though a huge success with the public, proved controversial because of its racist and imperialistic features, and the stigma it inflicted on Filipinos-- a disgrace that is still felt after a hundred years. Fermin's impressive, well-researched book unearths new explosive historical material pertaining not only to that fair but also to expositions held during American colonial rule in the Philippines.

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Reference

  • Fermín, José D. 1904 World's Fair: The Filipino Experience. Quezón City: University of the Philippines Press, 2004.

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