New Caledonia of Kanaky: The political history of a French colony
Since its discovery by Cook more than two hundred years ago, New Caledonia's history has been influenced by colonialism , potential economic affluence, civil unrest and violence. Early mission rivalries between the English and French were resolved by French annexation in 1853. The following ninety years saw the emergence of New Caledonia as a settler colony . A profitable mining industry developed and the economy became dominated by local and French multinational business interests, with...[Show more]
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