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The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2)   By: (1866-1924)

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Peace and Prosperity.

This chance photograph showing General Emilio Aguinaldo as he is to day, standing with Director of Education Frank L. Crone, beside a field of corn raised by Emilio Aguinaldo, Jr., in a school contest, typifies the peace, prosperity, and enlightenment which have been brought about in the Philippine Islands under American rule.

The Philippines Past and Present


Dean C. Worcester

Secretary of the Interior of the Philippine Islands 1901 1913; Member of the Philippine Commission, 1900 1913

Author of "The Philippine Islands and Their People"

In Two Volumes With 128 Plates Volume I 1914



Chapter I. View Point and Subject Matter II. Was Independence Promised? III. Insurgent "Coöperation" IV. The Premeditated Insurgent Attack V. Insurgent Rule and the Wilcox Sargent Report VI. Insurgent Rule in the Cagayan Valley VII. Insurgent Rule in the Visayas and Elsewhere VIII. Did We Destroy a Republic? IX. The Conduct of the War X. Mr. Bryan and Independence XI. The First Philippine Commission XII. The Establishment of Civil Government XIII. The Philippine Civil Service XIV. The Constabulary and Public Order XV. The Administration of Justice XVI. Health Conditions XVII. Baguio and the Benguet Road XVIII. The Coördination of Scientific Work

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Peace and Prosperity Fort San Antonio Abad, showing the Effect of the Fire from Dewey's Fleet Felipe Buencamino The San Juan Bridge Insurgent Prisoners Typical Insurgent Trenches Inside View of Insurgent Trenches at the Bagbag River General Henry W. Lawton Feeding Filipino Refugees The First Philippine Commission The Second Philippine Commission The Return of Mr. Taft Governor general James F. Smith with a Bontoc Igorot Escort Governor general Forbes in the Wild Man's Country The Philippine Supreme Court An Unsanitary Well A Flowing Artesian Well An Unimproved Street in the Filipino Quarter of Manila An Improved Street in the Filipino Quarter of Manila Disinfecting by the Acre An Old style Provincial Jail Retreat at Bilibid Prison, Manila Bilibid Prison Hospital Modern Contagious Disease Ward, San Lazaro Hospital Filipina Trained Nurses Staff of the Bontoc Hospital A Victim of Yaws before and after Treatment with Salvarsan The Culion Leper Colony Building the Benguet Road Freight Autos on the Benguet Road The Famous Zig zag on the Benguet Road A Typical Baguio Road One of the First Benguet Government Cottages Typical Cottages at Baguio A Baguio Home The Baguio Hospital Government Centre at Baguio A Scene in the Baguio Teachers' Camp The Baguio Country Club The Bureau of Science Building, Manila The Philippine General Hospital The College of Medicine and Surgery, Manila An Old style Schoolhouse, with Teachers and Pupils A Modern Primary School Building Old style Central School Building Modern Central School Building Typical Scene in a Trade School An Embroidery Class Philippine Embroidery Filipino Trained Nurses A School Athletic Team Filipina Girls playing Basket ball University Hall, Manila Bakídan In Hostile Country Travel under Difficulties Dangerous Navigation A Negrito Family and their "House" A Typical Negrito Typical Kalingas Settling a Head hunting Feud Entertaining the Kalingas An Ifugao Family Ifugao Dancers An Ifugao Dancer Ifugao Rice Terraces



View Point and Subject Matter

It is customary in Latin countries for a would be author or orator to endeavour, at the beginning of his book or his speech, to establish his status. Possibly I have become partially Latinized as the result of some eighteen years of residence in the Philippines. At all events it is my purpose to state at the outset facts which will tend to make clear my view point and at the same time briefly to outline the subject matter which I hereinafter discuss.

As a boy I went through several of the successive stages of collector's fever from which the young commonly suffer... Continue reading book >>

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