x, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
0824830253 hardcover alkaline paper 9780824830250 hardcover alkaline paper
Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D.).
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-259) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : violence, language, and colonial dialogue The frontiers : savages, going native, and the rightness of might Survival, arrival, and growth : the world islanders built The settler colony : Kanakas, Blacks, and racial borderlands South Sea islanders resisting Kanakas : identity, consciousness, and community to 1906 The state : inside colonial violence, law, and order Bulimen, hardwork, and muscular tension Conclusion : structural continuity and the violence of forgetting.