Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during U.S. Colonization of the Philippines

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Author Mary Talusan draws on hundreds of newspaper accounts and exclusive interviews with band members and their descendants to compose the story from the bands own voices. She sounds out the meanings of Americans responses to the band and identifies a desire to mitigate racial and cultural anxieties during an era of overseas expansion and increasing immigration of nonwhites, and the growing threat of ragtime with its roots in Black culture. The spectacle of the band, its performance and promotion, emphasized a racial stereotype of Filipinos as natural musicians and the beneficiaries of benevolent assimilation and colonial tutelage. Unable to fit Lovings leadership of the band into this narrative, newspapers dodged and erased his identity as a Black American officer.

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