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Paradise past : the transformation of the South Pacific, 1520-1920

Author: Robert Wm Kirk
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were transformed. Pacific people died from exotic diseases from Europe and America. The coming of westerners, as this book points out, was not entirely negative, as head-hunting, cannibalism, chronic warfare, human sacrifice, and other practices were diminished"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wm Kirk
ISBN: 9780786469789 0786469781
OCLC Number: 791643077
Description: vii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: What Magellan Never Found, 1520-1521 --
Spaniards Explore Their Lake, 1568-1793 --
The Dutch Century, 1616-1722 --
Disturbing the Tahitian Arcadia, 1767-1842 --
In the Bounty's Wake, 1789-1864 --
A White Tribe at Botany Bay, 1788-1911 --
The Death of the Last Tasmanian, 1642-1876 --
Maori Encounters, 1769-1840 --
The Sandwich Islands Transformed, 1778-1874 --
Missionaries Triumphant : Rarotonga and Mangareva, 1818-1887 --
Cannibals and Crucifxes : The Marquesas, 1774-1914 --
Vanished : Easter Island's Incredible Culture, 1722-1914 --
Bayonets and Baguettes : French Polynesia, 1842-1914 --
French Melanesia Subdued, 1774-1914 --
Rocking the Cradle : Tonga and Samoa, 1773-1914 --
Fiji : King Cakobau's Dilemma, 1803-1914 --
Maoris Marginalized, 1840-1914 --
Holding Out : New Hebrides, the Solomons and New Guinea, 1767-1914 --
Hawaii Subdued, 1874-1914 --
The Imperial Impulse, 1883-1918 --
An Ongoing Transformation, 1918-20 --
Appendix: Timeline of Signifcant Events.
Responsibility: Robert W. Kirk.

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"In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were transformed. Pacific people died from exotic diseases from Europe and America. The coming of westerners, as this book points out, was not entirely negative, as head-hunting, cannibalism, chronic warfare, human sacrifice, and other practices were diminished"--Provided by publisher.

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