The South Seas: A Reception History from Daniel Defoe to Dorothy Lamour

The South Seas: A Reception History from Daniel Defoe to Dorothy Lamour

by Sean Brawley, Chris Dixon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739193358
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/16/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sean Brawley is professor and head of the Department of Modern History, Politics, and International Relations at Macquarie University.

Chris Dixon is associate professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Beginnings: Defoe, Dampier, and Discovery
Chapter 2: America’s South Seas
Chapter 3: Herman Melville’s Pacific Imaginings
Chapter 4: San Francisco, Art, and Robert Louis Stevenson
Chapter 5: Finding New Guinea
Chapter 6: The Colonial Endeavor and Australia’s South Seas
Chapter 7: The Fair, the Stage, and the Song
Chapter 8: The Great War and the Lost Generation
Chapter 9: A South Seas Education: Platform Speakers, National Geographic, and Margaret Mead
Chapter 10: South Seas Tourism
Chapter 11: Hollywood Encounters the South Seas
Chapter 12: Cinematic Escapes: The South Seas Adventure Film
Chapter 13: HMAV Bounty and the Great Depression
Chapter 14: Pardon My Sarong: The Arrival of Dorothy Lamour

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