This abundantly illustrated and richly documented history provides a comprehensive look at one of the world's last colonies. Rogers evokes the dramatic but little-known saga of Guam's people from the precontact era to Spanish domination, from colonial rule under a US naval government to the massive military invasions of World War II, and on through to the present.
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Robert F. Rogers taught history and political science at the University of Guam for many years. He now lives in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i.Review:
[A] splendid history. ( American Historical Review)
A definitive reference work on the subject of Guam. . . . Replete with a panoply of colorful incidents, written in an easy style that eschews academic prose, and sprinkled with colorful colloquialisms . . . Destiny’s Landfall should hold the attention of the most jejune undergraduate student. For the serious scholar of Pacific Island history, it furnishes far more than just a comprehensive coverage of Guam because of its many references linking Guam developments with those in other island areas. And its inclusion of a vast array of detail, fleshing out the broader sweep of Guam’s history, should make this book a useful reference source for all. ( Isla: A Journal of Micronesian Studies)
Rogers has written a first-rate history of the American territory of Guam and its Chamorro inhabitants. . . . [He] skillfully weaves his narrative around the anthropological theme of ‘the parable of the tribes’?the tendency of resilient, nonpower-based societies to adapt to the culture of modern, power-based societies in order to survive. . . . A fascinating, well-written work. . .. Highly recommended. ( Choice)
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Book Description U.S.A.: Univ of Hawaii Pr, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Excellent condition. Clean, unmarked pages; firm binding. 380 pages including index. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 0325-BGSVA-BX95-4.96
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