2 edition of American whalers and traders in the Pacific found in the catalog.
American whalers and traders in the Pacific
by Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University in Canberra
Written in English
|Statement||edited by Robert Langdon.|
|Contributions||Langdon, Robert., Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.|
|LC Classifications||SH382.6 .A44|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||255 p. in various pagings :|
|Number of Pages||255|
|LC Control Number||81462191|
the whalers, traders, missionaries and their governments in Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Marquesas and the other Pacific islands. By 5 the monopoly of American and British traders in the Pacific was being challenged by German firms who pursued their ventures so aggres-sively and at times so unscrupulously that they threatened to control trade. European whalers enthusiastically hunted in the Pacific from the late 18th century. Trade peaked in the midth century, then declined as whale products were superseded by other materials. The effect on the Pacific’s whale population was catastrophic, but the effect on Pacific islanders was complex.
Blackbirding involves the coercion of people through deception and/or kidnapping to work as unpaid or poorly paid labourers in countries distant to their native land. The term has been most commonly applied to the large-scale taking of people indigenous to the numerous islands in the Pacific Ocean during the 19th and 20th centuries. These blackbirded people were called Kanakas or South Sea. (The U.S. Ex. Ex. didn't launch until ! American whalers had been in the Pacific for decades, and ABCFM missionaries had been in Hawai'i for almost 20 years.) One main difference was the style of colonization. Most American interactions with Pacific islands weren't colonialist in such a straightforward way (with a couple obvious exceptions.)Author: Charlie Mccrary.
Children are fascinated with sailing ships, lighthouses, whaling, shipwrecks, and mutinies, and these plus activities will provide them with a boatful of fun. This activity guide shows kids what life was like for the greenhands, old salts, and captains on the high seas during the great age of Author: Valerie Petrillo. The Anglo-American war in provided statesmen and merchants in England with the means to destroy the unpopular American trade in the Pacific. The traders and shippers of New England and New York were furious at their President, whom they accused of having anti-commercial sympathies and of having provoked the war.
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American whalers and traders in the Pacific. Canberra, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, (OCoLC) About this Book Catalog Record Details.
American whalers and traders in the Pacific; a guide Langdon, Robert. View full catalog record. Rights: Creative. The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau collection includes a large collection of records known as the New England Microfilming Project. This collection comprises records created by American whalers, traders, sealers, sandalwooders and naval vessels.
Coverage is mostly mid to late 19 th century but does include a few records from the 18 th Century. Traders and Whalers create more jobs and businesses in seaports like Lahaina and Honolulu creating profit ($) for merchants (mostly foreign traders) Social Effect Missionaries, traders, and whalers bring European diseases like measles, influenza, and colds to Hawaii killing approximately 80% of the Hawaiian population by The author has unearthed a lot of material - diaries, ship logs, and reports - from explorers, traders, whalers, sailers and travelers in the Pacific region over the period - There are many interesting stories, but the story gets bogged down by the sheer mass of material.
There is /5(9). Thar she went: an interim index to the Pacific ports and islands visited by American whalers and traders in the 19th century, being a supplement to "American whalers and traders in the Pacific, a guide to records on microfilm".
By the end of the 18 th century, British and American whalers had so reduced Atlantic whale populations that they began to explore the Pacific. Inthe British whaling company, Samuel Enderby & Sons, sponsored Captain James Shields of the Emilia to undertake one of the first major Pacific whale hunts.
The author has unearthed a lot of material - diaries, ship logs, and reports - from explorers, traders, whalers, sailers and travelers in the Pacific region over the period - There are many interesting stories, but the story gets bogged down by the sheer mass of material/5.
An earlier book, David B. Tyler's The Wilkes Expedition is also useful as is the important group of essays about the Expedition published by the American Philosophical Society in Centenary Celebration: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy, Where the whalers went: an index to the Pacific ports and islands visited by American whalers (and some other ships) in the 19 th century.
Canberra: Cited by: 3. Robert Adrian Langdon Robert Langdon (–) was an Australian scholar known for his work as the executive officer of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, a part of the Australian National he supervised as the executive officer of the PMB in the s was the microfilming of more than 2, logbooks of American whaling, trading and.
Scots in the North American West At the very least, it provoked no public outcry. Georgia Scots fur traders wore kilts in the late eighteenth century, and in a band of Scots, accompanied by pipers, marched unmolested down the streets of St.
Augustine in full Highland regalia. You can purchase the book - Scots in the North American. Whaling industry Whalers - primarily American vessels - began arriving in Hawai'i in the early 19th century.
At this time, whale oil was used for heating, lamps and in industrial machinery; whale bone (actually the baleen strips suspended from the whale's upper jaw) was used in corsets, skirt hoops, umbrellas and buggy whips. American whaling flourished from the late s through the mids.
Hundreds of ships left American ports, hunting the planet’s largest living creatures. Commercial whaling began in the Atlantic, but as whale populations declined, the chase spread to the Pacific and Arctic oceans.
The Whalers book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This volume in The Seafarers series examines the history of the whaling /5.
American whalers and traders in the Pacific; a guide to records on microfilm. (Canberra, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, ), by Robert Langdon and Australian National University.
Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (page images at HathiTrust) Trans-Atlantic passenger ships, past and present. Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples. By Alastair Couper.
(Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, Pp. xiii, $) Most historians are unfamiliar with the history and modern cultures of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. For indexes see American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, and Where the Whalers Went, Robert Langdon, ed., Canberra, Information is provided in the following format: Name of ship (in upper case); Name of Captain/Logkeeper.
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A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more /5(22). Whalers and sealers sailed in the vanguard, ahead of official national exploring expeditions, in the discovery of Antarctica and many southern Pacific islands.
Igler's investigation of the marine mammal hunts, like his exploration of disease, represents a significant contribution to environmental history, forming yet another thread that he. American, Europeans, and Asian ships would hunt for whales in the Japan Sea, South Pacific, Arctic, and Hawaiian waters.
Calm harbors and its location to the popular hunting waters made Hawaiian ports, especially Honolulu on the island of Oahu and Lahaina on the island of Maui, the optimal place to replenish supplies.5/5.Artifact booklet directions Step 1-on the front: draw one artifact for each group (whalers, blackbirders, beachcombers, explorers, traders and missionaries) Example This artifact would belong to the Missionaries because they created schools in the Pacific Islands Step 2 - label each flap as follows.