A History of the Philippines
From Indios Bravos to FilipinosBook - 2010
The Philippines is a country in its adolescence, struggling by fits and starts to emerge from a rich, troubled and multilayered past. From its first settlement through the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century to the subsequent American occupation and beyond, this work recasts various Philippine narratives, familiar and unfamiliar, with an eye for the layers of colonial and post colonial history that have created this diverse and fascinating population. The narrative moves from a pre Hispanic Philippines in the 16th century through the Spanish American War, the nation's tumultuous relationship with the United States, and General MacArthur's controlling presence during WWII, up to its independence in 1946 and subsequent years of Islamic insurgency. The author creates a portrait that provides the reader valuable insights into the heart and soul of the modern Filipino, laying bare the multicultural, multiracial society of modern times.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 959.9/FRANCIA
Characteristics: 352 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.