The Philippines Reader: A History of Colonialism, Neocolonialism, Dictatorship, and Resistance
Daniel B. Schirmer, Stephen Rosskamm Shalom
South End Press, 1987 - Philippines - 425 pages
"The Philippines Reader" illuminates the history of the continuing struggle of the Philippines people for true independence and social justice. Daniel Schirmer and Stephen Shalom have put together a single volume readings and documents providing essential background-- from the turn-of-the-century U.S. war of conquest to the new administration of Corazon Aquino.
Analytical articles from varying authors explore, among other topics, the nature of the U.S. colonial regime, the role of the church, conflicts with national minorities, the situation of labor, peasants and women, and U.S. 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; U.S. Presidents McKinley and Reagan; Philippine leaders Aguinaldo and Aquino; Philippine nationalist and left organizations such as the Anti-Base Coalition, Bayan, Kaakbay, and the New People's Army; and U.S. opponents of foreign intervention.
The editors introduce, explain, and tie together over eighty readings making this the most complete introduction available on events in the Philippines.
War Collaboration and Resistance
Independence with Strings
Suppression of the Huks
The Philippine Republic to 1972 Elite Democracy and Neocolonialism
The U S Marcos Dictatorship
The Gathering Storm
Marcoss Final Crisis