A Filipino Response to Flogging

Topics: Philippines, Spain, Ilocos Sur Pages: 4 (1472 words) Published: December 29, 2012
Colonial Whip
A Filipino Response to Flogging in 1835

Cracks in the Parchment Curtain – 17 essay compiled into one to reveal factual information on the 300 year master-and-slave relationship of the Philippines and Spain. In here, we’ll see desolate angle of Filipinos living through the Spanish shadow for three centuries. An American author with Dutch-Lutheran decent uncovers the Philippine’s neglected history with an aim to put a window on every angle during the three century colonial rule of Spain. The book contains facts from primary sources in which the author patiently cracked through persons, places and time. Among them are musty books and documents coming from libraries to libraries, countries to countries, parishes to parishes and persons to persons. These were the keys in unsealing and renewing the Philippine history with the realistic glimpse of the Filipinos who have hungered for freedom and dignity in the chains of foreign power. William Henry Scott was an American historian primarily interested with the Philippine history. In 1982, he completed twenty-five years of teaching, scholarship and publication in the Philippines. Upon completing his college education in Cranbook School, Michigan, he joined the Episcopalian Church mission in China where he also taught and studied. With a general expulsion of foreigners in China, he then followed his teachers to Yale University where he enrolled and graduated with a BA in Chinese Literature and Language. Although he wanted to teach in Japan, he was offered a post in St Mary’s School in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines where he eventually taught English and History. Scott held a Bachelor's degree from Yale University, a Masters from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of Santo Tomas. Scott's dissertation was published by the University of Santo Tomas Press as Pre-Hispanic Source Materials for the Study of Philippine History in 1968. A revised and expanded second edition was...
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