Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska

Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous People from Australia to Alaska

by Stuart Banner
     
 

Banner tells the story of colonial settlement in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Possessing the Pacific is an original and broadly conceived study of how colonial struggles over land still shape the relations between whites and indigenous people throughout much of the world.See more details below

Overview

Banner tells the story of colonial settlement in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Possessing the Pacific is an original and broadly conceived study of how colonial struggles over land still shape the relations between whites and indigenous people throughout much of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674026124
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,121,139
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • 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

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