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Britain, the United States, and the Danish West Indies, 1916-17

Posted: May 5, 2020

By Dr. Ben Markham May 5, 2020 The islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are surrounded by Puerto Rico—once a Spanish colony—and the British Virgin Islands. Between the early eighteenth century and the early twentieth, the three main islands, combined with smaller minor islands in the surrounding archipelago, formed a single Danish […]

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Lessons from 1911: Taal Volcano, American Colonialism, and Philippine Disaster Nationalism

Posted: February 19, 2020

By Dr. Theresa Ventura Taal Volcano crowns an island in the middle of Lake Taal in Southern Luzon. Its wide-mouthed cone is filled with water, giving Taal the Ripley’s Believe It or Not distinction of containing the largest lake on an island in a lake that is also on an island. Taal also has the […]

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