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History of Micronesia and Melanesia

History 252

Usually offered at BYUH every Fall Semester.

Professor: Dr. Jon Tikivanotau M. Jonassen
Brigham Young University-Hawai'i Campus
55-220 Kulanui
La'ie, HI 96762
Tel (808) 293-3835
Fax (808) 293-3888
Email: jonassej@byu.edu

Course Description and Objectives

This course is a survey of the social, political and cultural history of the major Pacific Island groups from both Micronesia and Melanesia.

Required Texts and/or Recommended Readings: (Selective and subject to change each year).

Carter, John. Pacific Islands Yearbook. Pacific Publications.

Crocombe, Marjorie T. (1991). If I Live: The Life of Ta'unga. USP.

Farrell, Don A. (1991). History of the Northern Mariana Islands. CNMI: Public School System.

Hempenstall, P., & Rutherford, N. (1984). Protest and Dissent in the Colonial Pacific. Apia: USP.

Hezel, Francis X. (1983). The First Taint of Civilization. US: U.H. Press.

Hezel, Francis. Winds of Change: A Book of Readings on Micronesian History. TTPI.

Howe, K. R., Kiste, Robert C., & Lal, Brij V. (Eds.). (1995). Tides of History. U.H. Press.

Lal, Victor. (1987). Fiji Coups in Paradise. London: Zen Books.

Lamont Lindstrom. (1993). Cargo Cult. UH Press.

NZ Govt. (1986). Atlas of the South Pacific 2nd ed. Wellington: Govt Printing Office.

Peacock, Daniel J. (1987) Lee Boo of Belau. U.H. Press.

Peattie, M. R. (1988). Nan'yo: The Rise and Fall of the Japanese in Micronesia 1885-1945. U.H. Press.

Robertson, Dale. (Ed.). Pacific Studies Journal. Selected issues. Hawaii: BYUH.

Routledge, David. (1985). Matanitu the Struggle for Power in Early Fiji. Fiji: USP.

Stanley, David. (1992). Micronesia Handbook. US: Moon Pub.

The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs. Selected Issues. UH Press and UH Center for Pacific Islands Studies.

Willington, Jojoga et al. (1977). Prophets of Melanesia. USP.


(Subject: History; Micronesia; Melanesia))

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