Recording: Message to My People (in English and Spanish mlq-1.mp3
And some Readings:
I consider French historian William Guéraiche one of the experts on Quezon. Here are two of the short studies he published in Paris about two years ago:
Not Quite American: the Philippine Community in the United States (1909-1943) which tackles how Filipino leaders handled the concerns of Filipinos studying abroad.
Sociability and personal bonds in the Philippines under American Colonisation, which deals with Quezon’s methods for what we now call political networking.
Other interesting readings:
For a flavor of the times, see these extracts from the diaries of Francis Burton Harrison, former governor-general of the Phililppines, and who became an adviser to the Commonwealth on Land Reform:
Other academic papers:
The Windfall Revenue Controversy: A Perspective on Philippine Commonwealth History, Satoshi Nakano
US-Philippine Policy and the Interpetation of National Interest,: The FDR Administration and the Philippine Question. Satoshi Nakano
Philippine hydropower projects, 1937: An Engineer’s memoirs
American Rule and the Formation of “Colonial Nationalism“,Patricio Abinales