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Pursuing respect in the Cannibal Isles : Americans in nineteenth-century Fiji

Author: Nancy Shoemaker
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: United States in the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The aspirations of individual Americans to be recognized as people worthy of respect was a driving force in the vast global expansion launched by the United States shortly after the nation's founding. This book explore the perspectives of three Americans in Fiji"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shoemaker, Nancy, 1958-
Pursuing respect in the Cannibal Isles.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019004117
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Shoemaker
ISBN: 9781501740343 1501740342
OCLC Number: 1079868423
Awards: Winner of John Lyman Book Awards 2020 (United States)
Description: viii, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : why go a Fiji voyage? --
Butenam : knowledge --
The beachcomber : David Whippy --
Mata ki bau : respect vakaviti --
Chief of all the white men : character --
The sea captain's wife : Mary D. Wallis --
By a lady : moral authority --
Marama : social class --
The merchant : John B. Williams --
This hell upon earth : competence and wealth --
Tui America : power --
Epilogue : continuity and change in U.S.-Fiji relations.
Series Title: United States in the world.
Other Titles: Americans in nineteenth-century Fiji
Responsibility: Nancy Shoemaker.

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