The Tobacco Monopoly in the Philippines
This book by Ed C. de Jesus analyzes the mechanics of one of the most durable of Spanish colonial innovations and explores the effects it had on the lives of the indigenous population. By focusing on the development of the enterprise in Cagayan Valley, where tobacco played an important part of the economy and in society, the book combines institutional and regional history. It shows how this bureaucratic enterprise, in operation for nearly a hundred years, first served and later undermined the economic and political objectives of the colonial government.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
First printing 1980
Third printing 1998
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 228 pages / BW