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Americans in Sumatra

Author: James W Gould
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1961.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lying halfway around the world from the United States, its I050 mile length is almost divided by the equator, which runs across it for 285 miles. Secondly, it lies athwart the shortest sea routes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Gould
ISBN: 9789401188463 9401188467
OCLC Number: 851374619
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages)
Contents: I / The Growing Interdependence of Sumatra and the United States 1873 to the Present --
Political Interests at the start of the Atjeh War --
Eastern Sumatra Imports to the United States --
Native Agricultural Products Imported From Sumatra's East Coast --
Modern Plantation Crops of the East Coast of Sumatra --
The Interdependence of the United States and Sumatra --
II / Black Gold --
The History of American Enterprise in Indonesian Oil Development --
Americans Establish the Kerosene Trade --
Americans Develop the First Sumatran Oil --
Standard Tries to get Sumatran Production --
Dissolution of Standard and Founding of N.K.P.M --
The American Government steps into the Djambi Oil Dispute --
Prewar Development by American Oil Firms --
World War II --
The Americans Return after the War --
The Development of Central Sumatra --
Benefits to Indonesia --
Activities of Other American Firms --
Prospects for the Future --
III / Wealth from Trees --
The History of American Enterprise in Indonesian Rubber --
Early Imports of Rubber from Sumatra --
Earliest American ventures in Rubber --
U.S. Rubber creates the World's Largest Plantation --
U.S. Rubber Pioneers in Scientific Production of Rubber --
Rubber during World War I --
Four Other American companies join U.S. Rubber in Sumatra --
The Flag Follows Trade: A Consulate opened at Medan --
Rubber Restriction --
The Great Depression --
World War II --
Postwar Re-Establishment --
Since the Korean War --
Prospects for the Future --
IV / American Contributions to Education, Religious and Secular --
The Martyrdom of Munson and Lyman, 1834 --
Reopening of American Mission Work in Sumatra --
The Seventh-Day Adventists Start the First Permanent Work --
Methodist Educational Work before World War II --
Non-Religious Educational Work by Americans --
Pre-War Work of Other Religious Groups --
World-War II and its aftermath --
Since Independence, 1949 --
Recent Non-Religious Education --
V / Scholar --
Adventurers --
Thomas Horsfield --
American Navy Exploration Expeditions --
First American Exploration of the Interior --
The Great Animal Collectors --
Astronomers in the Antipodes --
Americans in Batakland --
Interwar Researches --
Postwar American Scholar-Visitors --
American Writings on Sumatra.
Responsibility: by James W. Gould.

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