ORPHANS OF THE PACIFIC: The Philippines by Florence Horn

ORPHANS OF THE PACIFIC: The Philippines

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Observant, realistic appraisal of the Philippines on the eve of their ""coming of age"", by a staff writer on Fortune. The analysis is focussed on the political, economic and social problems of the islands, their compound population of Spanish and Chinese and Japanese and Moros and the pagann of the interior; their politicians, in particular the flamboyant, hypnotic president-dictator, Quezon. The livelihood of the islands, tobacco and minerals and hemp and coconuts, sugar and rubber and woods. And finally, the problem of independence, the gains and the losses -- and the dangers to the United States in presenting an open door to Japan.

Pub Date: March 28th, 1941
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock