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Great Ocean Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush

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ISBN-10: 0199914958

ISBN-13: 9780199914951

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Igler

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The Great Ocean examines the convergence and fragmentation of Pacific worlds during a period of rapidly expanding trade, indigenous depopulation, and scientific investigations. With a particular focus on the eastern Pacific in the decades between the 1770s and the 1840s, this study uncovers world history in the coastal localities where voyagers, traders, hunters, and native peoples met one another through episodes often marked by violence and tragic outcomes.Igler reveals a vast oceanic and coastal geography that gradually became entangled with global circuits. Rather than a single ocean world, this study demonstrates how the eastern Pacific encompassed a variety of seas and a multiplicity…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

David Igler is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Ocean Worlds
Seas of Commerce
Disease, Sex, and Indigenous Depopulation
Hostages and Captives
The Great Hunt
Naturalists and Natives in the Great Ocean
Assembling the Pacific
Conclusion: When East Became West
Notes
Bibliography
Index