Ad Astra Newsletter, issue #1 2023 (published on May 22, 2023)
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“Families on the Frontier: Incarceration, Reproductive Labor, and Peripheral Development in the Early Twentieth Century Philippines”

Historian Dr. Karen Miller, assisted by LaGuardia scholar Stephen Pierre Paul, unravels the complex narrative of the Iwahig Penal Colony's early 20th-century history. Utilizing a rich collection of Southeast Asian newspaper articles, their study shines a new light on the societal dynamics of this unique Filipino enclave during the U.S. colonial period, delivering a groundbreaking insight into incarceration and peripheral development.

Cover Image: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.