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The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900


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Textiles in the Pacific, 1500–1900

Textiles in the Pacific, 1500–1900

1st Edition

Debin Ma
June 10, 2019

Textiles in the Pacific, 1500-1900 brings together 13 articles which include both classics and lesser-known but important works related to the trade and production of textiles in the Pacific region, extending from the tip of Northeast Asia to the other end of South America and Australia....

The Pacific in the Age of Early Industrialization

The Pacific in the Age of Early Industrialization

1st Edition

Kenneth Pomeranz
July 15, 2009

The essays selected for this volume show how the Pacific rapidly became part of an industrializing world. Its raw materials (notably rubber and copper) were critical, some of its handicraft industries were devastated by mechanized competition, others survived and adapted, contributing to...

The Chinese Diaspora in the Pacific

The Chinese Diaspora in the Pacific

1st Edition

Anthony Reid
June 18, 2008

The essays reprinted here trace the history of Chinese emigration into the Pacific region, first as individuals, traders or exiles, moving into the 'Nanyang' (Southeast Asia), then as a mass migration across the ocean after the mid-19th century. The papers include discussions of what it meant to be...

Peoples of the Pacific: The History of Oceania to 1870

Peoples of the Pacific: The History of Oceania to 1870

1st Edition

Paul D'Arcy
June 17, 2008

Presenting the history of the inhabitants of the Pacific Islands from first colonization until the spread of European colonial rule in the later 19th century, this volume focuses specifically on Pacific Islander-European interactions from the perspective of Pacific Islanders themselves. A number of...

Religions and Missionaries around the Pacific, 1500–1900

Religions and Missionaries around the Pacific, 1500–1900

1st Edition

Tanya Storch
September 22, 2006

This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious cultural exchanges around the Pacific in the period 1500-1900, relating these to economic and political developments and to the expansion of communication across the area. It brings together twenty-two pieces, from diaries of...

Agriculture and Rural Connections in the Pacific

Agriculture and Rural Connections in the Pacific

1st Edition

Lei Guang, James Gerber
July 25, 2006

Agriculture and Rural Connections in the Pacific brings together key studies from across several disciplines to examine the history of trans-Pacific rural and agricultural connections and to show an agriculturally-oriented Pacific World in the making since the 1500s. Historical globalization is...

Japan and the Pacific, 1540–1920: Threat and Opportunity

Japan and the Pacific, 1540–1920: Threat and Opportunity

1st Edition

Matsuda Koichiro, Mark Caprio
May 25, 2006

This volume seeks to capture the rich array of images that define Japan's encounters with the Pacific Ocean. Contemporary Japanese most readily associate 'Pacific' with the devastating war that their country fought over a half century ago. The ensuing occupation realized a situation that this...

Urbanization and the Pacific World, 1500–1900

Urbanization and the Pacific World, 1500–1900

1st Edition

Lionel Frost
March 24, 2005

Between 1500 and 1900 there was a constant growth in the numbers of large cities and networks of smaller towns throughout the Pacific world in which traders and primary producers did business. The essays in Urbanization and the Pacific World explore the increasingly complex economic relationships...

The French and the Pacific World, 17th–19th Centuries: Explorations, Migrations and Cultural Exchanges

The French and the Pacific World, 17th–19th Centuries: Explorations, Migrations and Cultural Exchanges

1st Edition

Annick Foucrier
March 15, 2005

In The French in the Pacific World Annick Foucrier has brought together an important set of studies on the French presence in the Pacific up to the start of the 20th century. The volume opens with a section on the context of the French expansion, including its rivalries with other European powers....

Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific

Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific

1st Edition

Tony Ballantyne
October 26, 2004

This collection of essays assesses the interrelationship between exploration, empire-building and science in the opening up of the Pacific Ocean by Europeans between the early 16th and mid-19th century. It explores both the role of various sciences in enabling European imperial projects in the...

American Empire in the Pacific: From Trade to Strategic Balance, 1700-1922

American Empire in the Pacific: From Trade to Strategic Balance, 1700-1922

1st Edition

Arthur Power Dudden
May 05, 2004

American Empire in the Pacific explores the empire that emerged from the Oregon Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain and the outcome of the Mexican War in 1848. Together, they signalled the mastery of the United States over the continent of North America; the Pacific Ocean and the ancient...

British Imperial Strategies in the Pacific, 1750-1900

British Imperial Strategies in the Pacific, 1750-1900

1st Edition

Jane Samson
February 21, 2003

The focus of this volume is Britain's trans-Pacific empire. This began with haphazard challenges to Spanish dominion, but by the end of the 18th century, the British had established a colony in Australia and had gone to the brink of war with Spain to establish trading rights in the north Pacific....

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