In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines - Chapter 9, Stumbling Toward Self-rule Summary & Analysis

Stanley Karnow
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Chapter 9, Stumbling Toward Self-rule Summary

To his dismay, Taft finds that the Filipino people are not satisfied with U.S. rule - they still want independence. Two local figures rise to power during this time, Sergio Osmena and Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina. Very dedicated and hard working, Osmena works hard to rise through the ranks, becoming a provincial governor. Quezon, a former rebel, is befriended by a U.S. governor and found to be very skilled. Although both Osmena and Quezon are brilliant, Quezon has magnetism and more closely echoes American flamboyant politicians. Under American tutelage, Quezon works as a prosecutor for several years. His American elders help him climb the ladder of Filipino culture. He is the first Filipino to win a case against an American.

IN 1907, Osmena and Quezon form a political alliance and found the Nacionalista party which...

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