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POSSESSING THE PACIFIC
by Stuart Banner
Harvard University Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-674-02612-4 | eISBN: 978-0-674-02052-8

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Contents
    Introduction: The Pacific World and Its Atlantic Antecedents
    1. Australia: Terra Nullius by Design
    2. New Zealand: Conquest by Contract
    3. New Zealand: Conquest by Land Tenure Reform
    4. Hawaii: Preparing To Be Colonized
    5. California: Terra Nullius by Default
    6. British Columbia: Terra Nullius as Kindness
    7. Oregon and Washington: Compulsory Treaties
    8. Fiji and Tonga: The Importance of Indigenous Political 
    Organization
    9. Alaska: Occupancy and Neglect
    Conclusion: What Produced Colonial Land Policy?
    Abbreviations
    Notes
    Index
    Illustrations
    Map of the Pacific colonies in the nineteenth century
    1. Thomas Medland, View of a Hut in New South Wales (1789)
    2. Donald McLean with Maori landowners (1865)
    3. Crowd outside Native Land Court, Ahipara, New Zealand (late 
    nineteenth century)
    4. King Kamehameha III of Hawaii (mid-nineteenth century)
    5. Paul Emmert, View of Honolulu from the Harbor (ca. 1854)
    6. Anonymous, drawings of ¿Digger¿ Indian dwellings (ca. 1850)
    7. Songhees woman, in a photo by Frederick Dally (ca. 1860)
    8. James Douglas, first governor of British Columbia (ca. 1860)
    9. Isaac Stevens, first governor of the Washington Territory 
    (mid-nineteenth century)
    10. Two white men overseeing a Fijian workforce (ca. 1875)
    11. William Hodges, Afia-too-ca: A burying place in the Isle of 
    Amsterdam (1777)
    12. Chilkat Tlingit women and girls (1890s)
    

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