Mr Bligh's Bad Language

Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty
Author: Greg Dening
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521467186
Category: History
Page: 460
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An acclaimed and intriguing new interpretation of the mutiny on the Bounty.

The Killing of History

How Literary Critics and Social Theorists are Murdering Our Past
Author: Keith Windschuttle
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 298
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Seeks to prove that history is being perverted by literary and social theorists who believe that the past can only be perceived through our individual cultural interests, and attempts to separate fact from fiction to preserve the truth of events.

South Sea Maidens

Western Fantasy and Sexual Politics in the South Pacific
Author: Michael Sturma
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316746
Category: History
Page: 193
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Pulls together an array of popular images from history, fiction, visual arts, anthropology, film, and tourism to provide a fresh perspective on an enduring Western icon.

Representing the South Pacific

Colonial Discourse from Cook to Gauguin
Author: Rod Edmond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521550543
Category: History
Page: 307
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Examines representations of the South Pacific by explorers, missionaries, travellers, writers, and artists, 1767-1914.

Fathoming the Ocean

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674016910
Category: Science
Page: 276
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By the middle of the 19th century, as scientists explored the frontiers of polar regions and the atmosphere, the ocean remained silent and inaccessible. Rozwadowski explores the scientific and cultural history of how this changed.

Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature

Author: Gesa Mackenthun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113431860X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
View: 1984

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This book is a significant contribution to existing research on the themes of race and slavery in the founding literature of the United States. It extends the boundaries of existing research by locating race and slavery within a transnational and 'oceanic' framework. The author applies critical concepts developed within postcolonial theory to American texts written between the national emergence of the United States and the Civil War, in order to uncover metaphors of the colonial and imperial 'unconscious' in America's foundational writing. The book analyses the writings of canonized authors such as Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville alongside those of lesser known writers like Olaudah Equiano, Royall Tyler, Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, and Maxwell Philip, and situates them within the colonial, and 'postcolonial', context of the slave-based economic system of the Black Atlantic. While placing the transatlantic slave trade on the map of American Studies and viewing it in conjunction with American imperial ambitions in the Pacific, Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature also adds a historical dimension to present discussions about the 'ambivalence' of postcoloniality.

Intimate Strangers

Friendship, Exchange and Pacific Encounters
Author: Vanessa Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521437512
Category: History
Page: 323
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"Friendship" looms large in stories of early encounters in the Pacific, but up until now has been unanalysed, and seemed unanalysable. This is a genuinely cross-disciplinary study, animated by an impressive understanding of anthropological sources and early voyage texts; it gives us a fresh understanding of foundational moments in the modern history of empire and global interaction.' Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge `Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of recent and historical sources this richly interdisciplinary book explores the meanings of friendship in the Pacific in a series of lively and lucidly argued studies. Smith's challenging case for the centrality of personal emotional commerce to early European interactions in the Pacific islands is an important and exciting contribution to Empire studies.' Harriet Guest, The University of York

Prehistoric Settlement of the Pacific

Author: Ward Hunt Goodenough
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9780871698650
Category: History
Page: 169
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This book presents new understandings from recent research in archaeology, linguistics, & experimental ethnology regarding the prehistoric settlement of the Pacific Islands. It reviews evidence of a locally developed, food producing economy & maritime trade in western Melanesia of great antiquity. It discusses evidence of the coming of traders & colonizers from southern China & Taiwan who spoke Austronesian languages into the same area about 4,000 years ago & their subsequent spread into remoter Oceania about 3,500 years ago. It reviews what has been learned from experimental voyaging in replicas of ancient double-hulled sailing vessels without navigational instruments & about how eastern Polynesia could have been settled by deliberate exploration. It shows what historical linguistics reveals about proto-Austronesian society & culture & relates it to the archaeological record of southern China. Finally, it presents challenging hypotheses regarding the emergence & spread of neolithic rice cultivators throughout Southern China, a development that laid the foundation for the subsequent spread of Austronesian people into the outer Pacific.

Sea of Glory

America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649103
Category: History
Page: 480
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"A treasure of a book."—David McCullough A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen—the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has—until now—been relegated to a footnote in the national memory. Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

Daily Life in Georgian England as Reported in the Gentleman's Magazine

Author: Emily Lorraine De Montluzin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780773473515
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 370
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This is a fully annotated scholarly anthology of selected excerpts from the Gentleman's Magazine concerning topics of crime, medicine, science and natural history, archaeology, religion, parliamentary reporting, the American Colonies, the French Revolution, riots and radicalism, and literary criticism. Established in 1731 and generally considered the first major magazine in England, it constitutes an enormous and scarcely tapped source for scholarly investigation of Hanoverian culture and society. After a general introduction, nine chapters contain annotated excerpts from the first 100 years of publication, arranged topically, chosen to cover the widest possible range of aspects of Georgian life.

Pacific lives, Pacific places

bursting boundaries in Pacific history
Author: Pacific History Association. Conference
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 190
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Intellectual Lineages in American Studies
Author: Rob Kroes
Publisher: Vu University Press
Category: Political Science
Page: 407
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The Mariner's Mirror

Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton,Roger Charles Anderson,William Gordon Perrin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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