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Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines

by Robert Mac Micking

Excellent portrait of the Philippines in the mid-1800s. The author covers just about all classes and ethnic groups, explaining how they lived, the houses they lived in, the clothes they wore, the foods they ate, their modes of transportation, how they were governed, and goes into great detail about the articles of trade from the various islands. Occasional anecdotes keep it lively. Fascinating.

Reviewed on 2007.01.18

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