CANCELED: Teaching Empire: Native Americans, Filipinos, and U.S. Imperial Education, 1879-1918

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Teaching Empire: Native Americans, Filipinos, and U.S. Imperial Education, 1879-1918
A Talk by Dr. Elisabeth Eittreim
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 6:00pm
Dana Room, 4th floor John Cotton Dana Library, 185 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102
A light reception will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase.

Book cover for teaching empire


Elisabeth M. Eittreim teaches history at Rutgers-Newark and women’s and gender studies at Georgian Court University. Her first book, Teaching Empire: Native Americans, Filipinos, and U.S. Imperial Education, 1879-1918, has recently been published by the University Press of Kansas (2019).

Teaching Empire reveals the challenges that American teachers faced as they worked to translate US imperial policy into practice around the turn of the twentieth century. Entangled in US ambitions, racist norms, and gendered assumptions, this comparative study of teachers’ work among Native Americans and Filipinos offers insight into the personal, institutional, and cultural implications of education deployed in the service of US expansion—with consequences that reach well beyond the imperial classrooms of the time.

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