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The Resource The White Pacific: U. S. Imperalism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, (electronic book)

The White Pacific: U. S. Imperalism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, (electronic book)

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The White Pacific: U. S. Imperalism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War
Title
The White Pacific: U. S. Imperalism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War
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Language
eng
Summary
Worldwide supplies of sugar and cotton were impacted dramatically as the U.S. Civil War dragged on. New areas of production entered these lucrative markets, particularly in the South Pacific, and plantation agriculture grew substantially in disparate areas such as Australia, Fiji, and Hawaii. The increase in production required an increase in labor; in the rush to fill the vacuum, freebooters and other unsavory characters began a slave trade in Melanesians and Polynesians that continued into the twentieth century. The White Pacific ranges over the broad expanse of Oceania to reconstruct the history of "blackbirding" (slave trading) in the region. It examines the role of U.S. citizens (many of them ex-slaveholders and ex-confederates) in the trade and its roots in Civil War dislocations. What unfolds is a dramatic tale of unfree labor, conflicts between formal and informal empire, white supremacy, threats to sovereignty in Hawaii, the origins of a White Australian policy, and the rise of Japan as a Pacific power and putative protector. It also pieces together a wonderfully suggestive history of the African American presence in the Pacific. Based on deft archival research in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, the United States, and Great Britain, The White Pacific uncovers a heretofore hidden story of race, labor, war, and intrigue that contributes significantly to the emerging intersectional histories of race and ethnicity
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EBZ
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Horne, Gerald
LC call number
HT1442
LC item number
.H67 2007eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Slavery
  • Forced labor
  • Imperialism
  • Oceania
  • United States
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Oceania
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Grote-Oceaangebied
  • Ozeanien
  • Australien
  • Hawaii
  • USA
Label
The White Pacific: U. S. Imperalism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ebs950676e
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780824865177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(EBZ)ebs950676e
Label
The White Pacific: U. S. Imperalism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs950676e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780824865177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs950676e

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