About the book:
The book focuses on their reports which are for the first time made available to Philippine readers, thus adding to the social history of the city and the country at a time when Americans were strengthening their hold over their new colony.
According to editor Muizenberg, suffragist Jacobs was able to contribute a big change to Philippine society by establishing the first multiracial social and suffragist organization, the Manila Women’s club. Dr. Aletta Jacobs and her friend Carry Chapman Catt stood at the cradle of what they proudly call the Philippines’s first multiracial women’s organization, which lobbied for women’s voting rights in the 1930s.
The book was released to mark the 65th year of Philippines and Netherlands diplomatic ties.
About the editor:
Otto van den Muizenberg is a former professor of sociology and modern history of south and southeast Asia at the University of Amsterdam. His other book published locally is: The Philippines Through European Lenses: Late 19th Century Photographs from the Meerkamp van Embden Collection
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
Publication Date: 2016
Size: 230 x 200mm