The Philippines has a rich history and several different eras. Many diasporic pinxys may not be familiar with the history of our country, but have no fear! We have plenty of resources for you to get to know your roots of our wonderful heritage!
/pinxy + fil-am media
- pinoy-culture.tumblr.com - all about pilipinx culture! they include different cultural groups within the philippines as well, so it's very diverse!
- THIS IS NOT PILIPINX - "against fetishization, racism, and cultural appropriation" and the home of pilipinx face appreciation day
- ANAKBAYAN USA - "Anakbayan is the comprehensive national democratic mass organization of Filipino youth and students. We aim to educate, organize and mobilize our community in order to achieve genuine freedom and national democracy in the Philippines."
- rappler - independent journalism for the 21st century
resources below will be annotated by what topic or era of history they cover. the eras/topics are pre-spanish, spanish colonization, philippine revolution, united states involvement, world war ii, marcos, aquino, edsa, post bases, present, and a final separate category for filipinx diaspora. if you wish to find a specific topic, hit control+f and type in the specific era/topic.
- 10 Reasons Why Life Was Better in Pre-Colonial Philippines
- Ancient Pre-Spanish - livecebu.com
- Philippine Civilization, Culture, and Technology - this is a really informative website that discusses the art of war, people of the sea, jewelry, mining, pottery, architecture, and much more.
- Magellan and Spanish influence
- The Philippines, A Jewel of Spain - shallow details as to why the Philippine Islands were so valuable to Spain
- Christianity and Unrest in the Philippines
UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT
WORLD WAR II
MARCOS, AQUINO, EDSA
"POST BASES" TO PRESENT
- History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos [1-6] excellent work by luis h. francia with a noticeable focus on resistance movements
- America is in the Heart [6-7] carlos bulosan writes about the poverty and hardship he has faced both in the philippines and as a migrant worker in the united states
- Filipinx-American History Timeline - it's probably not as detailed as some people would like, but it's a quick timeline of filipino americans. if there are other timelines anyone would like to add, feel free to message me and i'll add them right away.
will be continually gathering resources! watch this space :)