The People Trade: Pacific Island Laborers and New Caledonia, 1865-1930
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336pp. June 1999
The People Trade: Pacific Island Laborers and New Caledonia, 1865-1930
Author: Shineberg, Dorothy;
The story of the people from the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and the Solomon Islands who left their homes to work in the French colony of New Caledonia has long remained a missing piece of Pacific Islands history. Now Dorothy Shineberg has brought these labore
Pacific Islands Monograph Series, No. 16
Published in association with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i
"A shining example of excellent historical research and writing. The People Trade is a clear, scholarly, and meticulous narrative but not given to sweeping theoretical analysis or accusatory condemnation of past actors. Shineberg still overwhelmi
Author: Shineberg, Dorothy;
Dorothy Shineberg holds a BA and PhD from Melbourne University and an MA from Smith College in Massachusetts, where she was a Teaching Fellow for two years. She is the author of They Came for Sandalwood (1967; the French edition
A French edition entitled La Main-d’oeuvre néo-hébridaise en Nouvelle-Calédonie 1865–1930 has now been published by the Société d’Études Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (2003).



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