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A Filipino Representative Appeals to the American People (short version with text supports)

Galicano Apacible, a Filipino nationalist, wrote the following letter opposing U.S. annexation of the Philippines.  Apacible represented the Filipino Central Committee, a revolutionary group that supported independence from Spanish colonial rule.  In 1899, Apacible and another committee member travelled to the United States seeking American assistance in making a peace treaty with Spain, but failed in their mission.  Unable to convince the McKinley administration to recognize Filipino self-government, the Philippines declared war against the United States on June 2, 1899.  Apacible's letter was published eight days later in The Public, a liberal weekly magazine.


Source | Galicano Apacible, "A Letter from the Filipino Junta," The Public, 10 June 1899.
Creator | Galicano Apacible
Item Type | Newspaper/Magazine
Cite This document | Galicano Apacible, “A Filipino Representative Appeals to the American People (short version with text supports),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 21, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1614.

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