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New England and the South Seas. First Edition in dustjacket., DODGE, Ernest S Peabody Museum.
Author Name:    DODGE, Ernest S Peabody Museum.

Title:   New England and the South Seas. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Harvard UP, 1965, 1965

Seller ID:   32171

DODGE, Ernest S. New England and the South Seas. Cambridge, Mass .: Harvard University Press, 1965. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(3),1-216,(6). With many illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue spine with green boards, silver lettering to spine. map end-papers.

Forster , The South Sea Whaler : An Annotated Bibliography 172; Thawley, Australasia and South Pacific Islands Bibliography 376.

"During the nineteenth century, enterprising traders, whalers, and missionaries from New England were extremely active in the Pacific Islands - for nearly thirty years the Fiji Islands were practically a colony of the mariners from Salem, Massachusetts. The prospect of expanded trade provided the original inspiration for the long and arduous sea voyages, but American involvement in the area rapidly became varied and extensive. Numerous Yankees served as advisers to and administrators for various Polynesian monarchs, and the fervent proselytizing of successive groups of missionaries - the first setting sail in 1819 from Boston to the Hawaiian Islands - is legendary

This is the first book to focus on New England's wide-ranging and vigorous role in the Pacific Islands, and the author vividly chronicles the lasting reciprocal influences- commercial, political, religious, and literary- springing from this dramatic confrontation of two highly individual cultures. Sixty-one evocative illustrations and drawings, including sketches from ships' logbooks, and immeasurable interest to this unusual study." -from the dj.

"This book is in substance a series of eight lectures given before the Lowell institute in Boston during February 1962." - p.vii.

Chapters :
1. The Great South Sea;
2. Hunting the Cachalot;
3. Sea Otters and Sandalwood;
4. Bęche-de-mer and Cannibals;
5. With Courage and Zeal;

6. Yankees in Island Politics [including
Reverend William Richards in Hawaii;
Lt. John 'Mad Jack' Percival of Sandwich, Cape Cod;
Dr Gerritt Pamele Judd (born April 23, 1803 in Paris, Oneida County, New York - d. July 12, 1873 Honolulu);
James Hunnewell of Boston (1794–1869);
Henry A. Peirce;
Captain Charles Brewer (b. March 27, 1804, Boston);
Harold Marsh Sewall (b. January 3, 1860. Bath, Maine - d. October 28, 1924 in NYC.);
Nathaniel Savory (b. July 31, 1794, Bradford, Mass.) &c.];

7. Searching for Paradise;
8. Shadows and Conclusions. With bibliography, notes, and index.

Dodge was the Director of the Peabody Museum in Salem.

Very good in dustjacket. 60.00


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