Philippine-American War: Topics in Chronicling America
After the Treaty of Paris, the Phillippine-American War occurred from February 1899 to July 1902. This guide provides access to materials related to the “Philippine-American War” in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.
Chronicling America is a searchable digital collection of historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Included in the website is the Directory of US Newspapers in American Libraries, a searchable index to newspapers published in the United States since 1690, which helps researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them.
“The United States and the Filipinos are openly at war. The pretense of alliance has been cast aside...” read the February 6, 1899 St. Paul Globe. Off the back of the Spanish-American War that wrestled control from the Spanish, the Philippines engaged in a two and a half year war with the United States in an attempt to take control of their own destiny. After years of bloody battles and unrest, the war finally ended in 1902 with the creation of a Filipino civilian government. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
February 4, 1899
Emilio Aguinaldo officially declares war on US.
February 5, 1899
Battle of Manila, first and largest battle of the war.
March 31, 1899
American forces capture Malolos, the then capital.
March 23, 1901
Aguinaldo is captured by US forces, led by General Frederick Funston