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The Pretender of Pitcairn Island

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A study of one imposter and his influential vision for British control over the nineteenth-century Pacific Ocean.

Paradise Past

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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 utterly transformed. Exotic diseases from Europe and America, particularly the worldwide influenza pandemic, were deadly for islanders. Ardent missionaries changed the belief systems and lives of nearly all Polynesians, Aborigines, and those Papuans and Melanesians living in areas accessible to westerners. By 1920 every island and atoll in the South Seas had been claimed as a colony or protectorate of a power such as Britain, France or the United States. Factors aiding this imperial sweep included European outposts such as Sydney, advances in maritime technology, the work of missionaries, a desire to profit from the area’s relatively sparse resources, and international rivalry that led to the scramble for colonies. 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—but whole cultures were irreversibly changed or even eradicated.

History of the Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington

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History of Micronesia

Author : Rodrigue Lévesque
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American History

Author : Roscoe Lewis Ashley
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Illustrated School History of the United States and the adjacent parts of America etc

Author : George Payn QUACKENBOS (the Elder.)
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Primary History of the United States

Author : George Payn Quackenbos
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Ein Deutscher auf Hawaii 1936 1941

Author : Klaus Mehnert
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft History of Central America 1886 1887

Author : Hubert Howe Bancroft
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Poor s Manual of Railroads

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Poor s Manual of the Railroads of the United States

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"With an appendix containing a full analysis of the debts of the United States, the several states, municipalities etc. Also statements of street railway and traction companies, industrial corporations, etc." (statement omitted on later vols.).

A History of Canada

Author : Gustave Lanctôt
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A History of Canada From its origins to the royal r gime 1663

Author : Gustave Lanctôt
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A History of Canada From its origins to the royal regime 1663

Author : Gustave Lanctôt
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Historical Dictionary of Oceania

Author : Harvey Klehr
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"A comprehensive and authoritative reference work on an area that ususally receives scant attention in more general reference works. . . . This vast compendium is not likely to be superseded for many years, and it is recommended for most libraries." Library Journal

The New Larned History

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South Pacific

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From its origins to the royal r gime 1663

Author : Gustave Lanctôt
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Worldmark Yearbook 2000

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Catalogue 1926 1968

Author : Great Britain. Foreign Office. Library
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