About the book:
Usually when historians write about the past, they exclude minor details or what they consider not so significant to the subject matter they are writing about. Thus, these details are excluded from the mainstream of written history. In so doing, these details are left behinds to await another historian to make use of and give them their rightful place for the role they had played in the past.
The list of topic highlighted in this second volume of Stories Rarely Told by Dr. Augusto de Viana justifies the observation that so many details about the past are marginalized by many historians as they focus only on a particular subject they are interested in. The book shows that the marginalized data are equally compelling, meriting attention from historians and their readers. Indeed, as diverse as these marginalized data are, are the perspective that emerge from each historian.
Publisher: New Day Publishers
Publication Date: 2018
About the author:
Augusto V. de Viana, obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, Master of Arts in History (cum laude), and Doctor of Philosophy in History (magna cum laude) from the University of Santo Tomas where he was appointed as an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of History. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at the University of Santo Tomas in 2009, Dr. de Viana served as a public school teacher at the Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Vocational High School before transferring to the National Historical Institute (now the National Historical Commission of the Philippines), where he rose from Researcher II to become Chief of the Research, Publication and Heraldry Divison of this office. In 2015 Dr. de Viana was awarded as Patnugot ng Sining by the City of Manila during its 444th foundation anniversary for his contribution to historical research and promotion historical awareness.
Dr. de Viana authored various books on Philippine history, among which are the Stories Rarely Told: The Hidden Stories and Essays on Philippine History, I-Stories, Halo-Halo, Hardware and Others The Story of the Japanese Commercial Community of Manila 1900-1945, Kulaboretor! The Issue of Political Collaboration During the Second World War in the Philippines and in the Far Islands, The Role Natives from the Philippines in the Conquest, Colonization and Repopulation of the Mariana Islands (1668-1903), and Laong Laan A Guide for the Better Understanding of the Life and Works of Jose Rizal, among others that include articles which appeared in various local and international journals.