Edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard & Edmundo Litton
PALH (PAWWA) 1999, softcover, 260 pages, ISBN 978–0963228109
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Historical Articles by Seventeen Leading Scholars
“Kudos to the Philippine American Women Writers and Artists and the Asian Pacific Student Services, Loyola Marymount University for this tour de force of one hundred years of Filipino and Filipino American history and culture. In this ambitious book, seventeen leading scholars and writers survey some significant themes and issues in the Philippines and the United States during the 20th century. We have Cecilia Manguerra Brainard on the significance of Magellan’s voyage, and Edmundo F. Litton on colonialism and education. Epifanio San Juan on the Filipino diaspora, Valorie Slaughter Bejarano on Filipino life in L.A., Luisa Igloria on revolutionary Filipino women’s poetry, and much more. This work offers an important insight into the history of the Philippines and will become a benchmark for future studies.” (Roger N. Buckley, Professor of History and Director, Asian American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut)
“In four primal areas — history, education, literature, and the diaspora — the editors have gathered an engaging series of reflections on the centennial of the Philippine Revolution and its continuing relevance. Far from merely refreshing the past, the volume provides an unfolding discussion at a pace that encourages the reader to meditate on the discourse of Philippine nationhood. Not only is the continuing relevance of the past thus revealed, but glimpses of the future become possible, as well.
“While freely acknowledging a historical legacy of poverty, oppression, colonialism, and class-based exploitation, this important book affirms that such centennial stock-taking must inevitably empower Filipinos — both in the Philippines and in its ever widening diaspora.” (Roger J. Bresnahan for Amerasia Journal)