David Fagen: Turncoat Hero

David Fagen: Turncoat Hero

by Phillip W. Hoffman


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The remarkable story of David Fagen, an African-American “Buffalo Soldier” from Tampa, Florida, who is first sent to fight in the Spanish-American War in Cuba, and later shipped off to combat in the Philippine-American War. In the Philippines, instead of bringing the long-suffering Filipino people true freedom and independence, Fagen and his comrades are ordered to help win America’s shameful objective of conquering and ruling the island country by brute force. Six months later, Fagen has had enough of torturing and slaughtering Filipinos. Defecting and joining the Philippine Revolutionary Army, he is assigned to train and then lead Filipino guerrillas in raids against American forces. His successes earn him the notoriety of becoming America’s most hated traitor of the war, while simultaneously emerging as a much-loved and respected Filipino hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939995254
Publisher: American History Press
Publication date: 09/08/2017
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 486,881
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents


1. Jim Crow Tampa

2. Deadly Racism Divides US Troops

3. Voyage of the Damned

4. Quit Yourselves Like Men and Fight

5. The Double-Cross

6. We Don’t Need No White Officers

7. The Nigger War

8. Victims

9. Payback and Audacity

10. Fagen’s Fate





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