Bound by War: The Philippines, the US, and 20th Century America

in partnership with the National Humanities Center

Free Webinars


Tuesday March 8, 2022 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Analyzing point of view and purpose



Especially for educators of grades 6-12

In the tapestry of Asian American history, Filipinos occupy a unique position. Ever since U.S. troops occupied the Philippines in 1898, generations of Filipinos have served in the U.S. armed forces. Bound by War tells the story of the United States and the Philippines through the wars the two nations fought together. Their service reshaped Philippine society and politics and brought tens of thousands of Filipinos to the United States. There Filipino veterans fought a decades-long legal struggle to win citizenship and veterans benefits that built upon but also diverged from the African American struggle for full equality in the armed services. This seminar, led by historian and author Christopher Capozzola,  links military history to histories of immigration and civil rights. Professor Capozzola will also share from a newly developed teacher website that can help you bring more diverse Asian American perspectives to your US history curriculum.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

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Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.