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The Colonial Iron Horse: Railroads and Regional Development in the Philippines, 1875-1935

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The Colonial Iron Horse identifies and discusses urban and regional development factors in late 19th to early 20th century Philippines by looking at transportation in general and railroads in particular. It begins with an overview of early patterns of production and settlement organization, and relates these to developments in colonial markets, trade, and transportation. I ...more
Paperback, First University of the Philippines Press Edition, 262 pages
Published 1999 by University of Philippines Press
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Tito Quiling, Jr.
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Shelves: filipiniana, history
I picked up this copy at this year's Manila International Book Fair, and was immediately sold upon reading that this is a history of the (seemingly defunct) railroad system in the Philippines. The "Iron Horse" that was the Manila Railroad Company was at its height during the pre-war years. While the title may seem a bit mechanical and cold, for the history buffs, the content delves into the rich history of transportation scheme that was an offshoot of the mighty trail of the Pasig River.

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