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The Resource Mutiny and aftermath : James Morrison's account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the island of Tahiti, edited by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas ; with the assistance of Maia Nuku

Mutiny and aftermath : James Morrison's account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the island of Tahiti, edited by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas ; with the assistance of Maia Nuku

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Mutiny and aftermath : James Morrison's account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the island of Tahiti
Title
Mutiny and aftermath
Title remainder
James Morrison's account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the island of Tahiti
Statement of responsibility
edited by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas ; with the assistance of Maia Nuku
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Language
eng
Summary
The mutiny on the Bounty was one of the most controversial events of eighteenth-century maritime history. This book publishes a full and absorbing narrative of the events by one of the participants, the boatswain's mate James Morrison, who tells the story of the mounting tensions over the course of the voyage out to Tahiti, the fascinating encounter with Polynesian culture there, and the shocking drama of the event itself. In the aftermath, Morrison was among those who tried to make a new life on Tahiti. In doing so, he gained a deeper understanding of Polynesian culture than any European who went on to write about the people of the island and their way of life before it was changed forever by Christianity and colonial contact. Morrison was not a professional scientist but a keen observer with a lively sympathy for Islanders. This is the most insightful and wide-ranging of early European accounts of Tahitian life. Mutiny and Aftermath is the first scholarly edition of this classic of Pacific history and anthropology. It is based directly on a close study of Morrison's original manuscript, one of the treasures of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, Australia. The editors assess and explain Morrison s observations of Islander culture and social relations, both on Tubuai in the Austral Islands and on Tahiti itself. The book fully identifies the Tahitian people and places to which Morrison refers and makes this remarkable text accessible for the first time to all those interested in an extraordinary chapter of early Pacific history
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Biography type
autobiography
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HU/DLC
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1761-1807
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Morrison, James
Dewey number
910.9164/8
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DU20
LC item number
.M676 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Vanessa
  • Thomas, Nicholas
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  • Morrison, James
  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
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Mutiny and aftermath : James Morrison's account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the island of Tahiti, edited by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas ; with the assistance of Maia Nuku
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The voyage and the mutiny -- The occupation of Tubuai -- Return to Tahiti -- From Tahiti to England -- The Tahitian world -- Tahitian society, history, and culture -- Arts, rites, and customs
Control code
830206176
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 344 pages
Isbn
9780824836764
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830206176
Label
Mutiny and aftermath : James Morrison's account of the mutiny on the Bounty and the island of Tahiti, edited by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas ; with the assistance of Maia Nuku
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The voyage and the mutiny -- The occupation of Tubuai -- Return to Tahiti -- From Tahiti to England -- The Tahitian world -- Tahitian society, history, and culture -- Arts, rites, and customs
Control code
830206176
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 344 pages
Isbn
9780824836764
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830206176

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