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The Philippines Reader

A History of Colonialism, Neocolonialism, Dictatorship, and Resistance

Daniel B. Schirmer (Editor) and Stephen R. Shalom (Editor)

Pages: 428
ISBN: 0-89608-275-X
Format: paper
Release Date: 1987-01-01

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Description of The Philippines Reader.

A collection of essential readings and documents providing background on the continuing people's struggle of the Philippines for true independence and social justice—from the turn-of-the century US war of conquest to the administration of Corazon Aquino.

Analytical articles from varying authors explore, among other topics, the nature of the US colonial regime, the role of the church, conflicts with national minorities, the situation of labor, peasants and women, and US policy, as well as prospects for the future.

Documentary selections in this Philippines Reader come from such diverse sources as the CIA and the State Department; US Presidents McKinley and Reagan; Philippine leaders Aguinaldo and Aquino; Philippine nationalist and Left organizations such as the Anti-Bases Coalition, Bayan, Kaakbay, and the New People's Army; and US opponents of foreign intervention.