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Destiny's Landfall
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This revised edition of the standard history of Guam is intended for general readers and students of the history, politics, and government of the Pacific region. Its narrative spans more than 450 years, beginning with the initial written records of Guam by members of Magellan 1521 expedition and concluding with the impact of the recent global recession on Guam’s fragile economy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Maps and Tables
  2. p. viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. PROLOGUE. Guam: Center of the First Province
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. CHAPTER 1. Aliens: 1521–1638
  2. pp. 6-21
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  1. CHAPTER 2. The Place of Before Time Ancestors: 1638–1662
  2. pp. 22-37
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  1. CHAPTER 3. Father San Vitores: 1662–1672
  2. pp. 38-53
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  1. CHAPTER 4. The Spanish Conquest: 1672–1698
  2. pp. 54-68
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  1. CHAPTER 5. Oasis in the Ocean: 1698–1800
  2. pp. 69-83
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  1. CHAPTER 6. Twilight of Pax Hispanica: 1800–1898
  2. pp. 84-101
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  1. CHAPTER 7. The Anglo-Saxon Way: 1898–1903
  2. pp. 102-119
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  1. CHAPTER 8. Ordered Tranquility: 1903–1918
  2. pp. 120-134
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  1. CHAPTER 9. The Quest for Identity: 1918–1941
  2. pp. 135-151
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  1. CHAPTER 10. The Way of the Samurai: 1941–1944
  2. pp. 152-169
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  1. CHAPTER 11. Return of the Americans: 1944–1945
  2. pp. 170-189
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  1. CHAPTER 12. Gibraltar of the American Lake: 1945–1950
  2. pp. 190-220
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  1. CHAPTER 13. Under the Organic Act: 1950–1970
  2. pp. 206-225
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  1. CHAPTER 14. Ocean Chrysalis: 1970–1980
  2. pp. 226-242
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  1. CHAPTER 15. Unfinished Quests: 1980–1990
  2. pp. 243-264
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  1. CHAPTER 16. Recession: 1990–2003
  2. pp. 265-285
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  1. EPILOGUE. Guam: A Neocolonial Anachronism
  2. pp. 286-288
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 289-292
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 293-295
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 297-349
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 351-356
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 357-382
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 383-391
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