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The People Trade: Pacific Island Laborers and New Caledonia, 1865-1930 (review)

The People Trade: Pacific Island Laborers and New Caledonia, 1865-1930 (review) book re v iews 253 least during the next decade. It is to arly, and meticulous narrative but not be recommended as first reading to given to sweeping theoretical analysis all those wishing to acquire a sound or accusatory condemnation of past knowledge of the pre-European his - actors. Shineberg still overwhelmingly tory of the peoples of Oceania. presents a grim and damning assess- ment of the labor trade and the c h r i s tophe sa n d exploitation of workers in colonial Département Archéologie, society. She is careful not to apportion Service des Musées, Noumea blame to any nationality. Here is a glimpse of how nineteenth-century * * * practices foreshadowed the present- The People Trade: Pacific Island day transnationalization of shipping in Laborers and New Caledonia, the Pacific. Unscrupulous shipping and 1865–1930, by Dorothy Shineberg. labor operators evaded national legal Pacific Islands Monograph Series 16. jurisdiction by flying foreign flags. The Honolulu: Center for Pacific Islands labor trade was transnational and Studies and University of Hawai‘i flourished during a period of national Press, 1999. i s b n 0 –8248–2101– 7; rivalry between Britain and France. xxiii + 309 pages, tables, figures, Although several examples http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The People Trade: Pacific Island Laborers and New Caledonia, 1865-1930 (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 14 (1) – Jan 1, 2002

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2002 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

book re v iews 253 least during the next decade. It is to arly, and meticulous narrative but not be recommended as first reading to given to sweeping theoretical analysis all those wishing to acquire a sound or accusatory condemnation of past knowledge of the pre-European his - actors. Shineberg still overwhelmingly tory of the peoples of Oceania. presents a grim and damning assess- ment of the labor trade and the c h r i s tophe sa n d exploitation of workers in colonial Département Archéologie, society. She is careful not to apportion Service des Musées, Noumea blame to any nationality. Here is a glimpse of how nineteenth-century * * * practices foreshadowed the present- The People Trade: Pacific Island day transnationalization of shipping in Laborers and New Caledonia, the Pacific. Unscrupulous shipping and 1865–1930, by Dorothy Shineberg. labor operators evaded national legal Pacific Islands Monograph Series 16. jurisdiction by flying foreign flags. The Honolulu: Center for Pacific Islands labor trade was transnational and Studies and University of Hawai‘i flourished during a period of national Press, 1999. i s b n 0 –8248–2101– 7; rivalry between Britain and France. xxiii + 309 pages, tables, figures, Although several examples

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Published: Jan 1, 2002

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