The Study Of Nations; An Experience In Social Education

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byHarriet Emily Tuell

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... IV A NATION IN THE MAKING THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS The Filipinos are a nation in the making. To the student of nationality they offer a veritable laboratory of nation-building. Here one may observe even those earlier stages of national growth which have long since been lost to sight in the experience of older nations. Almost within the lifetime of high-school pupils these people have passed from the medieval forms of society to those of the twentieth century, compressing into a few short years changes which in Europe have only come with generations of effort. To-day, if the entire population of the islands be taken into account, they illustrate almost every grade of political and social condition from the most primitive to the most highly organized. To the American the interest of the study is twofold, since this rapid transformation in the outward circumstances of Philippine life is largely due to the fact that the islands are an experiment station in the science of colonial administration as well as a laboratory of nationality. The American rulers of this region have consciously directed their efforts towards governing a dependency and building a nation at one and the same time. This dual character gives to recent Philippine history its peculiar value. Yet, since even these remote islands in the Pacific are not outside the bounds of party conflict, one who would avoid error in teaching the subject must walk warily. Much of the literature on the Philippines is controversial in character. The true meaning of events is obscured by conflicting accounts. Even the virtues and vices of the "little brown brother" are mixed in widely varying proportions according to the personal predilections of his observer. If time permitted and pupils were sufficiently mature, this subject would be an exc...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... IV A NATION IN THE MAKING THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS The Filipinos are a nation in the making. To the student of nationality they offer a veritable laboratory...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217373607

ISBN - 13:9780217373609

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