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The Resource The white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, Gerald Horne

The white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, Gerald Horne

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The white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War
Title
The white Pacific
Title remainder
U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Horne
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Author
Subject
Genre
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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Horne, Gerald
Dewey number
306.3/620995
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1442
LC item number
.H67 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Forced labor
  • Imperialism
  • Oceania
  • United States
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Forced labor
  • Imperialism
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Hawaii
  • Oceania
  • United States
  • Imperialisme
  • Slavernij
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Grote-Oceaangebied
  • Zwangsarbeit
  • Imperialismus
  • Außenpolitik
  • Sklavenhandel
  • Ozeanien
  • Australien
  • Hawaii
  • USA
Label
The white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, Gerald Horne
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a "white pacific" -- Blackbirding -- "Bully" -- Fiji -- The KKK in the Pacific -- Hawaiian supremacy? -- Hawaii conquered -- A Black Pacific? -- Toward a "white" Australia -- Toward Pearl Harbor--and beyond
Control code
257427946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865177
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65rm6z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257427946
Label
The white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, Gerald Horne
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a "white pacific" -- Blackbirding -- "Bully" -- Fiji -- The KKK in the Pacific -- Hawaiian supremacy? -- Hawaii conquered -- A Black Pacific? -- Toward a "white" Australia -- Toward Pearl Harbor--and beyond
Control code
257427946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865177
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65rm6z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257427946

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