Dr. Donald J. Mabry offers visitors to the Historical Text Archive a set of provocative cartoons and images related to Spanish and U.S. occupation of the Philippines. Be prepared for images depicting torture and mass graves that help to accurately tell the story, but may be disturbing to students. Likewise, advertising on the sites homepage may include book titles from Amazon.com that are inappropriate viewing for students. The cartoons and images in this archive provide students or teachers ready access to primary source documents that contain proper attributions. Students may find themselves confused by some of the images that offer little context or explanation (e.g. portraits), and they may become frustrated because the text on some cartoons are illegible. However, the variety and scope of the images and maps would be hard to locate elsewhere. This site would best be used for teachers searching for images, maps and cartoons related to imperialism in the Philippines, or by students in the later stages of research on the topic.
Social Studies Standards (2001)
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 10)
Trace the development of the United States as a world power with emphasis on:
- The Spanish-American War;
- U.S. imperialism in the Far East, South Pacific, Caribbean and Central America.