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This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia brings together in one volume valuable historical reference data for the 14 Pacific Island states: American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Fortuna. Entries include: o Prominent personalities o Treaties, institutions o Organizations o Political parties A valuable reference guide for scholars, researchers, students, as well as casual readers.
Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword by Jon Woronoff Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 4 Chronology Chapter 5 INTRODUCTION Chapter 6 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 7 Appendixes Chapter 8 A. Names of Polynesian Islands Chapter 9 B. Rulers and Administrators Chapter 10 C. Summary Guide to Polynesia, 2001 Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 About the Author