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University of Hawai'i Press
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Tahiti Nui is an account of the survival of a Polynesian society in the face of successive settlements of missionaries, traders, and administrators. Beginning with the first explorers and Captain Cook's scientific observations at Point Venus, Dr. Newbury has separated the various strands interwoven in the fabric of Tahitian society, tracing their development and showing how they interacted at successive stages. Missionaries and foreign traders, administrators and Polynesians, planters and immigrant Chinese have all contributed to the distinctive flavor of French Polynesia, with Tahiti and Tahitians becoming increasingly dominant, not just as the focus of the French administration in Pape'ete, but in the social networks and trading patterns that have evolved.

Table of Contents

  1. Half-Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Tables
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  1. Preface
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  1. Chapter 1: THE MARKET AT MATAVAI BAY
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  1. Chapter 2: THE EVANGELICAL IMPACT
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  1. Chapter 3: THE MARKET EXPANDED
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  1. Chapter 4: OCCUPATION AND RESISTANCE
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  1. Chapter 5: CHURCHES AND STATE
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  1. Chapter 6: THE SEARCH FOR STAPLES
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  1. Chapter 7: QUEEN POMARE’S PROTECTORATE
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  1. Chapter 8: THE POLITICS OF ASSIMILATION
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  1. Chapter 9: MERCHANTS AND MINERS
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  1. Chapter 10: FRENCH ASCENDANCY
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  1. Notes
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  1. References
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  1. Index
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  1. About this Book
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824880330
MARC Record
OCLC
1053883377
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-19
Open Access
Yes
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