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Across the Seas: Three Brothers Find New Lives in Colonial Philippines

Antonio R. Sievert (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-1917-3 ©2004
Price: $18.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 257 pages
Category/Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical

An abaca trader from Samar describes the Philippine’s angst-filled past to three brothers who emigrated from Cadiz, Spain, in the late 19th century.

This non-fictional narrative is the story of three brothers, Carlos, Jorge and Jose Sievert y Barriere, who in the late 19th century made the courageous decision to leave their home in Cadiz, Spain, for the Philippine Islands, the last of Spain’s colonial possessions, in search of a more rewarding life. The new immigrants learned about their adopted country’s turbulent past, affecting both Christian and Muslim natives, and its cultural and economic transformation from Andres Reyes, a successful abaca trader, born and raised on the Visayan island of Samar.

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Customer Reviews

  Across the Seas , 07/12/2004
Reviewer: Marilen Pascaran
I must say that I enjoyed reading "Across the Seas"! The book is full of information and history( Spain's Colonization of the Philippines). The arrival of the three Sievert brothers fascinated me a lot! They showed great courage in leaving Cadiz and determination to find a better life in colonial Philippines.The author deserves much praise for his extensive research work,diligence and patience in writing the book.I would therefore rate this book a "5 star".

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