Stone Collection: Volume 4A - Item 47
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47. William H. Taft, “Philippine Independence,” Outlook (April 30, 1904): 1024-27.
Argument against granting independence to the Filipinos on the basis of their backwardness and lack of education. The author, who was Secretary of War at the time, believes that the people living in the Philippine Islands would prosper under the administration of American rulers.