The Colonial Iron Horse: Railroads and Regional Development in the Philippines 1875-1935
This book identifies and discusses urban and regional development factors in the 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. It tells stories of how railroads were planned, built and operated, how they influenced and in turn were affected by the growth of urban centers and regions and how various technological improvements, cultural and economic practices, and political events figured in these developments.
University of the Philippines Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 262 pages / BW