In 1898, either Cuba and the Philippines accomplished their independence from Spain after which instantly turned ambitions people expansionism. This ebook offers a comparative research of late-nineteenth-century literature and heritage in Cuba and the Philippines, targeting the writings of José Martí and José Rizal to bare shared anti-imperial struggles.
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