Clash of Spirits: The History of Power and Sugar Planter Hegemony on a Visayan Island



Author: Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr.

In this enlightening and highly original work, Aguilar examines the social relations, cultural meanings, and political struggles sorrounding the the rise of sugar haciendas on Negros during the late Spanish colonial period and their subsequent transformation under the aegis of the American colonial state. Drawing on oral history interviews and a wide array of sources culled from the archives n the Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines, the author reconstructs the emergence of a sugar-planter class and its strategic maneuvers to attain hegemony.

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