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Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Jose V. Fuentecilla

Abstract

This book describes how Filipino exiles and immigrants in the United States played a crucial role in the grassroots revolution that overthrew the fourteen-year dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines in 1986. A member of one of the major U.S.-based anti-Marcos movements, the author tells the story of how small groups of Filipino exiles—short on resources and shunned by some of their compatriots—overcame fear, apathy, and personal differences to form opposition organizations after Marcos's imposition of martial law and learned to lobby the U.S. government during the ... More

Keywords: Filipino exiles, opposition, Filipino immigrants, Ferdinand Marcos, dictatorship, Philippines, Cold War, Marcos regime, anti-Marcos movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037580
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jose V. Fuentecilla, author