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The Choice: David Fagen, the Philippine-US war, & Black Internationalism


mso-bidi-font-family:Andalus”>“We all wanted to kill ‘niggers’…beats rabbit hunting…”

NOTE:  This essay is written in recognition of “Philippine Solidarity Week,” which commemorates the opening of the Philippine-US War in February 1899. There are a number of interesting pieces written on the matter of David Fagen. I refer the reader to a very interesting piece by my colleague E. San Juan, Jr. cited earlier in this essay. I also would suggest: Michael C. Robinson and Fran N. Schubert, “David Fagen:  An Afro-American Rebel in the Philippines, 1899-1901,” Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, (February 1975), pp.69-83.]

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