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Born 1914. Philippine historian; professor at the University of the Philippines in Manila. His works on the national liberation struggle of 1896–1901 started a new trend in writing Philippine history, which tries to refute the biased interpretation of Philippine history by reactionary Spanish and American scholars. Agoncillo and his followers take a patriotic stand, make a social and economic analysis of historical phenomena, and emphasize the decisive role of the popular masses in history.
WORKSThe Revolt of the Masses; the Story of Bonifacio and the Katipunan. Quezon City, 1956.
Malolos: the Crisis of the Republic. Quezon City, 1960.