Draws on oral history interviews and research in archives in Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines to reconstruct the emergence of sugarplanter class and its strategic maneuvers to attain hegemony. Throws light on the inner workings of colonial capitalism, integrates cultural analysis with political economy, and offers a fresh understanding of Philippine society and history.
Originally published in 1998. Third printing 2013.
Copublished with University of Hawaii Press.