Samoas: American Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoans Abroad

Samoas: American Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoans Abroad

by H. G. Hughes
     
 
The Samoan islands were first visited by Europeans in the 1700s, but it was not until the early 1800s that Christian missionaries from London settled there. The United Kingdom withdrew from the western islands in 1899, when they became a German protectorate. In 1878 the Kingdom of Samoa granted the USA the right to establish a naval base at Pago Pago and as a result

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The Samoan islands were first visited by Europeans in the 1700s, but it was not until the early 1800s that Christian missionaries from London settled there. The United Kingdom withdrew from the western islands in 1899, when they became a German protectorate. In 1878 the Kingdom of Samoa granted the USA the right to establish a naval base at Pago Pago and as a result in 1922 the eastern islands became a Territory of the USA. This is the first annotated bibliography to cover the wide range of sources available on both Western Samoa and American Samoa.

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This bibliography of works on Samoa seeks to dispel the myth of sunbaked, carefree islands, by directing the reader to resources which discuss its difficult past and current challenges. Provides informative annotations on a wide range of books and articles dealing with all aspects of American Samoa and Western Samoa, including geography, climate, flora and fauna, history, society, language, politics, culture and the arts. Maps and a chronology are included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851092536
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
438

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