When Dewey Came to Manila; or, Among the Filipinos

by James Otis Kaler


James Otis Kaler (1848–1912) was an American journalist and author of children’s literature, who wrote under the abbreviated name of James Otis. He began his writing career at the very early age of 13 with the Boston Journal, and at 16 was providing Civil War coverage. After the war, he went on to write nearly 200 children’s books. In 1898, he returned to his home state of Maine and became a school superintendent.

This work, When Dewey Went to Manila, or, Among the Filipinos, was originally published in 1899 as a historical juvenile novel. It focuses on the Spanish-American War, and the American occupation of Manila Bay led by Commodore George Dewey in 1898.

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