The Philippine Revolution
Pedro S. de, S.J. and Bernad, Miguel, S. J. Aguinaldo
and the Revolution of 1896: A Documentary History.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1972.
chronologically-arranged compilation of documents
covering the first two years of the Philippine Revolution.
English translations accompany the original text,
and each document contains a brief introduction
about the source and its historical setting.
Teodoro. The Revolt of the Masses: The Story
of Bonifacio and the Katipunan Quezon City: University
of the Philippines, 1955.
a class struggle analysis, this is the most extensive
and cited work on the biography of Andres Bonifacio
and the history of the Katipunan. It covers events
in the first phase of the Philippine Revolution,
from the founding of the Katipunan to the execution
of Bonifacio in the hands of the ilustrados
or middle class.
The Writings and Trial of Andres Bonifacio.
Manila: Bonifacio Centennial Commission, 1963.
the literary writings of Andres Bonifacio. It also
includes the proceedings and documents on the farcical
trial of Andres Bonifacio for sedition and treason.
Malolos: The Crisis of the Republic. (Quezon
City: University of the Philippines Press, 1960.
the second phase of the Philippine Revolution, Agoncillo
concludes that the ascendancy of the ilustrados,
or middle class, sealed the fate of the Revolution.
They betrayed the masses and the revolution.
Emilio. My Memoirs. Translated by Luz Colendrino-Bucu.
in the twilight of his years, Emilio Aguinaldo reminisces
on his leadership during the Revolution. Expectedly,
he washes his hands of the tragic death of Andres
C. Guerrero, "The Provincial and Municipal Elites
of Luzon During the Revolution, 1898-1902," Alfred
McCoy and Ed de Jesus (editors), Philippine Social
History: Global Trade and Local Transformations.
Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1982,
this essay, Guerrero contends that the actions of
the local elites of Luzon during the Revolution
was based primarily on their class and personal
Reynaldo. Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements
in the Philippines, 1840-1910. Quezon City: Ateneo
de Manila University Press, 1979.
this widely praised, ground-breaking work, Ileto
utilizes the Pasyon, the story of the life and death
of Jesus Christ, to probe the psyche of the Filipinos
and to explain the persistence of social movements
in Philippines history.
The Story of the Filipino People. Vol 5: "The
Reform and Revolution." Manila: Asia Publishing
Co.: Pleasantville, N.Y.: Readers Digest, 1998.
is a ten volume account of the history of the Philippines
by leading Filipino historians and scholars. Volume
5 is a comprehensive and analytical account of the
ilustrado-led Reform Movement and the Katipunan-initiated
Cesar. The Political and Constitutional Ideas of
the Philippine Revolution. Quezon City: University
of the Philippines Press, 1957.
this book, Majul asserts that the Philippine Revolution
was not a purposeless upheaval; rather, its philosophy
can be traced to the ideas of the French Enlightenment
and, in fact, it drew inspiration from the revolutions
in Europe and the Americas.
Glenn. Inventing a Hero: The Posthumous Re-creation
of Andres Bonifacio. Quezon City: New Day Publishers,
this highly controversial work, May concludes that
the popularly accepted interpretations of Andres
Bonifacio are mere creations of nationalist historians.
Jose. Noli Me Tangere. Translated by Soledad
Lacson-Locsin. Quezon City: Bookmark, 1996; Hawaii:
University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1997.
is the most recent and faithful English translation
of Jose Rizals Noli Me Tangere. It
is the story of the reformist Crisostomo Ibarra
who, upon his return to the Philippines from his
studies in Europe, was faced with the oppressive
and decadent Spanish institutions.
El Filibusterismo. Translated by Soledad Lacson-Locsin.
Quezon City: Bookmark, 1996; Hawaii: University of
Hawaii at Manoa, 1997.
continues her translation of Jose Rizals magnum
opus in this sequel to Noli Me Tangere. The
story of El Filibusterismo revolves around
the efforts of Simoun, the returning and disguised
Crisostomo of Noli Me Tangere, to exact revenge
against the Spaniards by initiating a revolution.
John H., S.J., The Propaganda Movement, 1880-1895:
The Creation of a Filipino Consciousness, The Making
of the Revolution. Revised edition. Quezon City:
Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1997.
is the definitive work on the writings and activities
of the leading ilustrados (middle class)
who founded the Propaganda Movement in Europe and
campaigned for Spanish reforms in the Philippines.
Rafaelita Hilario (editor). Women in the Philippine
Revolution. Quezon City: Printon Press, 1995.
slim work fills an important gap in the account
of the Philippine Revolution. It presents the invaluable
and diverse contributions of Filipino women during
the Revolution by looking at the heroics of prominent