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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published August 21st 2008 by BiblioBazaar (first published 1892)
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RLS lived in Samoa for many years and wrote this report on its people and their then recent history. Most of it took place in the now independent country of Samoa, but I have chosen it for American Samoa because it shows the start of how it became American.
He wrote in a hurry to explain the situation and he took witness statements from people concerned. It is very readable and he sometimes has a tongue-in-cheek attitude when describing various schemes and machinations by the non-Samoans. He is g
Fascinating in detail, a snapshot of a particular corner of the world in tremendous focus. A must for a modern historian.
Meg Morrison
This was at times tedious, but overall was very insightful into a culture and the history of this region.
Fascinating! I want to travel to Samoa now.
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