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By John A. Larkin

The sugar has been an essential component of the commercial and social lifetime of smooth Philippine society. John A. Larkin examines how either the Filipino humans and colonizing forces participated during this and the way different types of society emerged: one in keeping with plantation agriculture, the opposite on tenant farming.

Negros Occidental and Pampanga, crucial sugar-producing areas, are the focal point of Larkin's examine. interpreting the increase of the elite plantation-owning classification, the next hole among the terribly filthy rich and the impoverished, and the nation's dependence at the foreign industry, Larkin concludes that the sugar ended in stunted financial improvement, broad cleavages one of the Filipino humans, and an imbalance of political power—all results which are nonetheless felt today.

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