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By Caroline Ralston

A pioneering examine of early exchange and seashore groups within the Pacific Islands and primary released in 1977, this publication presents historians with an bold survey of early European–Polynesian touch, an research of ways early exchange built in addition to the beachcomber group, and a close reconstruction of improvement of the early Pacific port cities. Set commonly within the first half the nineteenth century, carrying on with often times for a number of a long time extra, the publication covers 5 ports: Kororareka (now Russell, in New Zealand), Levuka (Fiji), Apia (Samoa), Papeete (Tahiti) and Honolulu (Hawai’i). The function of beachcombers, the earliest ecu population, in addition to the later consuls or advertisement brokers, and the advance of plantation economies is explored. The publication is a journey de strength, the 1st particular comparative educational learn of those early precolonial buying and selling cities and their race family. It argues that the predominantly egalitarian cities the place Islanders, beachcombers, investors, and missionaries combined have been principally harmonious, yet this was once undermined through later arrivals and bigger populations.

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