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Possessing the Pacific

Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska

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HARDCOVER

$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674026124

Publication Date: 11/30/2007

Short

400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 halftones, 1 map

World

  • Introduction: The Pacific World and Its Atlantic Antecedents
  • 1. Australia: Terra Nullius by Design
  • 2. New Zealand: Conquest by Contract
  • 3. New Zealand: Conquest by Land Tenure Reform
  • 4. Hawaii: Preparing To Be Colonized
  • 5. California: Terra Nullius by Default
  • 6. British Columbia: Terra Nullius as Kindness
  • 7. Oregon and Washington: Compulsory Treaties
  • 8. Fiji and Tonga: The Importance of Indigenous Political Organization
  • 9. Alaska: Occupancy and Neglect
  • Conclusion: What Produced Colonial Land Policy?
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 World History Association Book Prize
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