The History of the Philippines, 2nd Edition

  • Kathleen Nadeau
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  • ISBN-10: 1440873593
  • ISBN-13: 9781440873591
  • DDC: 959.9
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This updated, expanded edition dives deeper into this island nation's history and explores the recent political, cultural, and environmental events of the last decade. Readers will find a wealth of information on pre-colonial and post-colonial historical periods, covering the Philippines' earliest inhabitants. Also covered are the modern tyrannical periods of the Marcos dictatorship and President Duterte's controversial war on drugs, as well as the more optimistic and promising presidencies in between. Among the many topics covered in this new edition are the feminization of outmigration that peaked at the end of the 20th century, globalization and the spread of export processing zones, and the impact of the call center culture coupled with that of the overseas diaspora on the changing structure of the traditional family. Ideal for high school and undergraduate readers, this volume includes expanded and new chapters, as well as an updated timeline and annotated bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Timeline of Historical Events.
Map of Philippines.
1: Overview of the Philippines Today: Geography and Climate.
2: The Islands before Spanish Colonization (Pre–1521).
3: Spanish Colonization (1521–1896).
4: The Philippine Revolution (1896–1902).
5: American Colonization (1899–1946).
6: Philippine Independence (Post–World War II).
7: The Marcos Regime (1965–1986).
8: People Power and Elite Democracy (1986–2001).
9: Elite Politics, Corruption, and Climate Change (2001–2016).
10: Rodrigo Duterte’s “War on Drugs” (2016–).
11: Notable People in the History of the Philippines.
Bibliographic Essay.
About the Author.
Titles in the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations.