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Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945
by Daniel F. Doeppers
University of Wisconsin Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-299-30510-9 | Paper: 978-0-299-30844-5 | eISBN: 978-0-299-30513-0
Library of Congress Classification DS689.M2D64 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.195991609034

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Getting food, water, and services to the millions who live in the world’s few dozen megacities is one of the twenty-first century’s most formidable challenges. This innovative history traces nearly a century in the life of the megacity of Manila to show how it grew and what sustained it. Focusing on the city’s key commodities—rice, produce, fish, fowl, meat, milk, flour, coffee—Daniel F. Doeppers explores their complex interconnections, the changing ecology of the surrounding region, and the social fabric that weaves together farmers, merchants, transporters, storekeepers, and door-to-door vendors.
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