Danny and Derek welcome back Lisandro Claudio, associate professor at UC Berkeley, for the first episode in a series on the history of the Philippines. In this episode, they touch on the islands’ societies before the advent of Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the roots of Filipino nationalism, the Philippines in the context of 19th century Asia, Gomburza and the 1872 Cavite Mutiny, José Rizal, and the leadup to the 1896 Philippine Revolution.
Another great topic that is mostly ignored. Excellent guest and interview. Thanks.