Oliver Charbonneau

Oliver Charbonneau is Lecturer in American History at the University of Glasgow. His first book, Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World, is a transimperial history of US power in the Philippines’ Muslim South. It was published by Cornell University Press in September 2020. Articles and chapters from this project have appeared in Diplomatic History, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the collection Crossing Empires: Taking US History into Transimperial Terrain (Duke University Press, 2020). His specialist interests include colonial empire, transimperial and transnational exchanges, global histories of violence, and the cultivation and management of race in U.S. territories. He is presently working on a collaborative project about the global history of industrial education and a book exploring the role of transnational conferencing in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century ideas about “race management.”

Episode 4A: A Webb of Connections, Part 1

Nov. 3, 2020

In this episode we meet Alexander Russell Webb, U.S. consul to Manila in the Philippines turned Muslim missionary to America.