The White Pacific: U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas After the Civil War

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University of Hawaii Press, 2007 - History - 253 pages
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"[Book title] ranges over the broad expanse of Oceania to reconstruct the history of "blackbirding" (slave trading) in the region. It examines the role of U.S. citizens (many of them ex-slaveholders and ex-confederates) in the trade and its roots in Civil War dislocations. What unfolds is a dramatic tale of unfree labor, conflicts between formal and informal empire, white supremacy, threats to sovereignty in Hawaii, the origins of a White Australian policy, and the rise of Japan as a Pacific power and putative protector."--Back cover.
 

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Contents

Toward a White Pacific
17
Blackbirding
33
Bully
48
Fiji
63
The KKK in the Pacific
77
Hawaiian Supremacy?
92
Hawaii Conquered
110
A Black Pacific?
129
Toward a White Australia
146
Toward Pearl Harbor and Beyond
161
Notes
179
Index
239
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Gerald Horne teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include "Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois" and "Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s".

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