Across the Seas: Three Brothers Find New Lives in Colonial Philippines
Antonio R. SievertISBN: 0741419173;
Book DescriptionThis 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 ofSpain'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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