Tautai: Sāmoa, World History, and the Life of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson

4.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780824866532: Tautai: Sāmoa, World History, and the Life of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Tautai is the story of a man who came from the edge of a mighty empire and then challenged it at its very heart. This biography of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson chronicles the life of a man described as the “archenemy” of New Zealand and its greater whole, the British Empire. He was Sāmoa’s richest man who used his wealth and unique international access to further the Sāmoan cause and was financially ruined in the process. In the aftermath of the hyper-violence of the First World War, Ta’isi embraced nonviolent resistance as a means to combat a colonial surge in the Pacific that gripped his country for nearly two decades. This surge was manned by heroes of New Zealand’s war campaign, who attempted to hold the line against the groundswell of challenges to the imperial order in the former German colony of Sāmoa that became a League of Nations mandate in 1921. Stillborn Sāmoan hopes for greater freedoms under this system precipitated a crisis of empire. It led Ta’isi on global journeys in search of justice taking him to Geneva, the League of Nations headquarters, and into courtrooms in Sāmoa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Ta’isi ran a global campaign of letter writing, petitions, and a newspaper to get his people’s plight heard. For his efforts he was imprisoned and exiled not once but twice from his homeland of Sāmoa.

Using private papers and interviews, O’Brien tells a deeply compelling account of Ta’isi’s life lived through turbulent decades. By following Ta’isi’s story readers also learn a history of Sāmoa’s Mau movement that attracted international attention. The author’s care for detail provides a nuanced interpretation of its history and Ta’isi’s role in the broader context of world history.

The first biography of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson, Tautai is a powerful and passionate story that is both personal and one that encircles the globe. It touches on shared histories and causes that have animated and enraged populations across the world throughout the twentieth century to the present day.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Patricia O’Brien is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of History at The Australian National University.

Review:

In this complex, multisided history of Germany's and then New Zealand's colonial administration of Samoa, Ta'isi O. F. Nelson emerges as a fascinating, profoundly intelligent, courageous, and indefatigable leader of Samoa's drive for independence.--Albert Wendt, award-winning novelist and poet

Through one extraordinary life, Patricia O'Brien has written a major account of converging modern worlds. Her study of Ta'isi O. F. Nelson links empire, war, capitalism, anti-colonialism, and internationalism over six tumultuous decades. Deeply researched, this book is both a world history of Samoa, and a Pacific history of the early twentieth-century world.--Alison Bashford, University of Cambridge

Dr O'Brien has meticulously researched the life of Ta'isi; a life that was both tragic and inspiring. . . . Until now his story has been barely told and now, in telling it, Dr O'Brien has provided the deepest historical account ever written of Colonial Samoa between the two World Wars.--Meleisea Leasiolagi Malama Meleisea "Samoa Planet"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

O'Brien, Patricia
Published by University of Hawaii Press
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawaii Press. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0824866533

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 58.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

O'brien, Patricia
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 29000051-n

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 61.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

O'Brien, Patricia
Published by Univ of Hawaii Pr (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2017. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780824866532

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 60.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

O'Brien, Patricia
Published by Univ of Hawaii Pr (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2017. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780824866532

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 63.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Patricia O Brien
Published by University of Hawai i Press, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai i Press, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tautai is the story of a man who came from the edge of a mighty empire and then challenged it at its very heart. This biography of Ta isi O. F. Nelson chronicles the life of a man described as the archenemy of New Zealand and its greater whole, the British Empire. He was Samoa s richest man who used his wealth and unique international access to further the Samoan cause and was financially ruined in the process. In the aftermath of the hyper-violence of the First World War, Ta isi embraced nonviolent resistance as a means to combat a colonial surge in the Pacific that gripped his country for nearly two decades. This surge was manned by heroes of New Zealand s war campaign, who attempted to hold the line against the groundswell of challenges to the imperial order in the former German colony of Samoa that became a League of Nations mandate in 1921. Stillborn Samoan hopes for greater freedoms under this system precipitated a crisis of empire. It led Ta isi on global journeys in search of justice taking him to Geneva, the League of Nations headquarters, and into courtrooms in Samoa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Ta isi ran a global campaign of letter writing, petitions, and a newspaper to get his people s plight heard. For his efforts he was imprisoned and exiled not once but twice from his homeland of Samoa. Using private papers and interviews, O Brien tells a deeply compelling account of Ta isi s life lived through turbulent decades. By following Ta isi s story readers also learn a history of Samoa s Mau movement that attracted international attention. The author s care for detail provides a nuanced interpretation of its history and Ta isi s role in the broader context of world history. The first biography of Ta isi O. F. Nelson, Tautai is a powerful and passionate story that is both personal and one that encircles the globe. It touches on shared histories and causes that have animated and enraged populations across the world throughout the twentieth century to the present day. Seller Inventory # AAS9780824866532

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 74.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Patricia O Brien
Published by University of Hawai i Press, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai i Press, United States, 2017. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Tautai is the story of a man who came from the edge of a mighty empire and then challenged it at its very heart. This biography of Ta isi O. F. Nelson chronicles the life of a man described as the archenemy of New Zealand and its greater whole, the British Empire. He was Samoa s richest man who used his wealth and unique international access to further the Samoan cause and was financially ruined in the process. In the aftermath of the hyper-violence of the First World War, Ta isi embraced nonviolent resistance as a means to combat a colonial surge in the Pacific that gripped his country for nearly two decades. This surge was manned by heroes of New Zealand s war campaign, who attempted to hold the line against the groundswell of challenges to the imperial order in the former German colony of Samoa that became a League of Nations mandate in 1921. Stillborn Samoan hopes for greater freedoms under this system precipitated a crisis of empire. It led Ta isi on global journeys in search of justice taking him to Geneva, the League of Nations headquarters, and into courtrooms in Samoa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Ta isi ran a global campaign of letter writing, petitions, and a newspaper to get his people s plight heard. For his efforts he was imprisoned and exiled not once but twice from his homeland of Samoa. Using private papers and interviews, O Brien tells a deeply compelling account of Ta isi s life lived through turbulent decades. By following Ta isi s story readers also learn a history of Samoa s Mau movement that attracted international attention. The author s care for detail provides a nuanced interpretation of its history and Ta isi s role in the broader context of world history. The first biography of Ta isi O. F. Nelson, Tautai is a powerful and passionate story that is both personal and one that encircles the globe. It touches on shared histories and causes that have animated and enraged populations across the world throughout the twentieth century to the present day. Seller Inventory # AAS9780824866532

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 77.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Oandapos;Brien, Patricia
Published by University of Hawai'i Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai'i Press, 2017. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780824866532

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 67.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

O'Brien, Patricia
Published by University of Hawaii Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawaii Press, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0824866533

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 82.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Patricia O'Brien
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97808248665320000000

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 84.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Patricia O'Brien
Published by University of Hawai'i Press 2017-05-30, Honolulu (2017)
ISBN 10: 0824866533 ISBN 13: 9780824866532
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Hawai'i Press 2017-05-30, Honolulu, 2017. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780824866532

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 80.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book