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Empires and Indigenous Worlds: Violence and the Pacific Ocean, 1760 to 1930s

O'Brien, Patricia


This chapter examines the storied and constant presence of violence in the Pacific from the earliest imperial phases in the sixteenth century to the eve of the greatest cataclysm of violence in the region: World War Two. It explores how and why violence altered over this long period, considering the impacts of technologies, economies, ideologies and colonial experiences from other imperial theatres that were deeply integrated with the Pacific from the outset. It weighs the impact of conditions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Cambridge World History of Violence - Volume 4: 1800 to the Present
DOI: 10.1017/9781316585023.002


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