Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2016

256 Pages | 18 b&w illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526106568

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Oceania Under Steam

Sea transport and the cultures of colonialism, c. 1870-1914

Frances Steel

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Brings together macro- and micro-history to connect the lives of everyday people to the global context of imperialism in an industrial age
  • Complicates earlier narratives that celebrated the friction-free
  • Demonstrates that new imperial shipping networks altered the precolonial seaborne mobilities of indigenous communities in the Pacific, yet it also highlights the ways in which Islanders localised imperial technologies and incorporated them into existing cultural world views
  • Shows how colonial livelihoods and identities were formed as much through transoceanic networks as through the land-based establishment of settler societies

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