A History of the Philippines

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NYU Press, 1975 - History - 459 pages
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Unlike other conventional histories, the unifying thread of A History of the Philippines is the struggle of the peoples themselves against various forms of oppression, from Spanish conquest and colonization to U.S. imperialism. Constantino provides a penetrating analysis of the productive relations and class structure in the Philippines, and how these have shaped―and been shaped by―the role of the Filipino people in the making of their own history. Additionally, he challenges the dominant views of Spanish and U.S. historians by exposing the myths and prejudices propagated in their work, and, in doing so, makes a major breakthrough toward intellectual decolonization. This book is an indispensible key to the history of conquest and resistance in the Philippine.
 

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Contents

Another Manifestation of Mendicancy The Long
1
Colonial Scholarship The Task at Hand Motiva
8
Baranganic Societies
24
Pacification and Exploitation
40
The Colonial Landscape
53
Monastic Supremacy
64
Patterns of Struggle
81
End of ISOlation
109
The Second Coup
198
Collaboration and Resistance 1
231
Collaboration and Resistance 2
250
New Outpost and Preserve
281
Colonial Society and Politics
308
Turbulent Decades
342
A Usable Past
385
NOTES
399

Progress and Protest
129
Revolution and Nationhood
146
Revolution and Compromise
167

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