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

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In this detailed and meticulously researched volume, Dean C. Worcester delves deeply into the complex history of the Philippines, spanning from pre-colonial times to the early 20th century. The level of detail and extensive research put into this book is truly impressive, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the country's rich cultural heritage and the various forces that have shaped its development over the centuries.

Worcester expertly navigates through the intricate web of politics, economics, and social dynamics that have defined the Philippines, shedding light on key events and figures that have left a lasting impact on the nation. From the Spanish colonial period to the American occupation, Worcester offers a balanced and insightful analysis of the Philippines' tumultuous past, highlighting both the triumphs and struggles of its people.

One of the standout features of this volume is Worcester's ability to weave together historical narratives with personal anecdotes and observations from his own experiences in the Philippines. These firsthand accounts add a unique and intimate dimension to the book, allowing readers to connect on a more personal level with the history being presented.

Overall, "The Philippines: Past and Present" is a highly informative and engaging read that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in Philippine history. Worcester's passion for the subject matter shines through in his writing, making this volume a valuable contribution to the study of the country's past.

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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... Continue reading book >>

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