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by Teresa del Valle
The purpose of this study is to investigate the importance of the Mariana Islands
to Spain at the beginning of the 19th century when the Spanish Empire had fallen into
decadence and had begun to suffer the loss of its overseas possessions. There is a
void in the 19th century literature of the Marianas, a period during which it has
been succinctly said the islands were ignored by Spain, yet writers have failed to
explain the reasons for the lack of attention or the conditions in the islands at
the time. This void is the focus of the study.
Teresa del Valle was born in Donostia, in northern Spain. She was awarded a Master
of Arts degree in History from Saint Louis University in 1969, and a Master of Arts
degree in Anthropology by the University of Hawaii in 1974. Later, she was a grantee
at the East West Center and was awarded a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University
of Hawaii in 1978. Between 1968 and 1972, she taught in the History Department of
the University of Guam and also served as a member of the research faculty at MARC.
From 1975-1976, she conducted fieldwork on Guam in the village of Umatac, and in 1979,
MARC published her dissertation under the title, Social and Cultural Change in the
Village of Umatac, Southern Guam. Distributed by the Richard F. Taitano Micronesia
Area Research Center/ MARC Educational Series No. 11
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