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Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez examines American occupation of the Philippines in her second book

  • COURTESY VERNADETTE VICUNA GONZALEZ
                                In February, Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez celebrated the publication of her second book, “Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper,” (Duke University Press, $25.95).

    COURTESY VERNADETTE VICUNA GONZALEZ

    In February, Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez celebrated the publication of her second book, “Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper,” (Duke University Press, $25.95).

  • COURTESY VERNADETTE VICUNA GONZALEZ
                                In February, Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez celebrated the publication of her second book, “Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper,” (Duke University Press, $25.95).

    COURTESY VERNADETTE VICUNA GONZALEZ

    In February, Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez celebrated the publication of her second book, “Empire’s Mistress, Starring Isabel Rosario Cooper,” (Duke University Press, $25.95).

Vernadette Vicuna Gonzalez grew up “a rural country girl” in the Visayan islands of the central Philippines, but she was educated at an American missionary school and was fluent in both English and Visayan. Read more

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