The Tropical Frontier: America's South Sea Colony (Hardback)Joseph Kennedy (author)
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In the Pacific and elsewhere, native populations have traditionally and actively sought independence from their invasive colonial co-partners or have, at the very least, passively but begrudgingly tolerated them. But the relationships between the Samoans of the eastern islands and their American administrators were remarkably different: The Samoans chose boycott over outright belligerence and elected to outlast (and sometimes outwit) their colonial partners while pressing for changes that would bring them into the American family. The story of how this all came about was not without its share of problems, but colonial neglect, native resistance, two world wars, and even administrative madness did not derail an association that somehow continues to this day.
Publisher: University of Guam, Micronesian Area Research Center
Number of pages: 266
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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