Colonial Manila, 1909-1912: Three Dutch Travel Accounts



Author: Otto van den Muijzenberg

Around 1910, three Dutch public intellectuals separately visited Manila. Feminist doctor Alleta Jacobs, orientalist scholar Gerret Rouffer, and ethnologist Hendrik Muller were all curious to see how the Americans were implementing their much-advertised colonial policy of "benevolent assimilation." In this book their report are for the first time made accessible to Philippine readers, thus adding to the social history of the city and the country at a time when Americans were streghtening their hold over their new colony.

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