This complete survey of the Philippines by the former Governor-General is an authoritative work of reference. The author has drawn not only on his own experience and papers, but has spared no effort to collect material from all available sources. His long and varied connection with Philippine problems lends added weight to his account and to his opinions. The first volume is devoted largely to a description of conditions and to the administrative régime since the American occupation began. The second is primarily political and traces the evolution of the attitude of the natives, the emergence of the independence movement and the history of the Philippine parties.
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