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.
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),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 16, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1614.