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100 1 Hiery, Hermann.
245 14 The neglected war :|bthe German South Pacific and the
influence of World War I /|cHermann Joseph Hiery.
260 Honolulu, Hawaii :|bUniversity of Hawaiì Press,|c©1995.
300 1 online resource (xvii, 387 pages) :|billustrations, map
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
347 text file|bPDF|2rda
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-366) and
505 0 1 The First World War as a Turning Point -- 2 The German
South Pacific under the Shadow of War -- 3 Micronesia and
the War -- 4 Samoa and the New Zealand Experience (1914-
1921) -- 5 Indigenous Responses to the First World War --
6 Paris, the Versailles Treaty, and the Fate of Germany's
South Pacific Colonies -- 7 "New" Colonial Policy and
Indigenous Interpretations of Colonial Rule in the Light
of the First World War.
520 In the summer of 1914 Germany's Pacific colonies were a
quiet backwater of its empire. But the shots of Sarajevo
shattered the Pacific as well as Europe. Within weeks of
the outbreak of World War I, Western Samoa - the First
German territory to be taken in the war - New Guinea, and
the Micronesian islands, were occupied by Australian, New
Zealand, and Japanese forces. Current historiography
claims that World War I made little difference to the
indigenous populations of the Pacific and that this change
in colonial masters had little effect on those they ruled.
The Neglected War challenges this interpretation. World
War I and its aftermath, Hermann Hiery claims, had a
tremendous effect on the Pacific Islands. Hiery details
the policies pursued by Australia, New Zealand, and Japan,
showing how each viewed and treated the indigenous
populations. Administered by military officers with little
civil oversight, the new colonial regimes employed the
mandates they had received at the Paris Peace Conference
with impurity. Hiery's scrupulous review of the evidence,
gathered from largely unknown primary sources, has
uncovered a story of masquerades and coverups, negligence
and duplicity, leading in some cases to full-blown
atrocities. Most of all, he tells the story of Pacific
Islanders, how they coped with the dramatic changes
brought about by the war, and how they tried to influence
its consequences. Many Islanders were fully aware that
their political destiny was to be redefined after the war,
and a few even saw it as an opportunity to achieve
independence. This is also the story of their failure.
Behind the evidence gathered here lie fundamental
questions: How important are the differences in the nature
of particular colonial regimes, and what effect do such
differences have on indigenous peoples? How do indigenous
peoples interpret disparities in colonial rule? This
revisionist work addresses these issues while shedding
light on a crucial time in the history of the Pacific.
546 In English.
650 0 World War, 1914-1918|zOceania.
650 0 Germans|zOceania|xHistory.
650 0 Australians|zOceania|xHistory.
651 0 Oceania|xHistory.
651 0 Germany|xColonies|xAdministration.
651 0 Australia|xColonies|xAdministration.
655 0 Electronic book.
655 4 Electronic books.
655 7 History|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
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