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The Pretender of Pitcairn Island - Joshua W. Hill - The Man Who Would Be King Among the Bounty Mutineers (Paperback) Loot Price: R546
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The Pretender of Pitcairn Island - Joshua W. Hill - The Man Who Would Be King Among the Bounty Mutineers (Paperback)

Tillman W. Nechtman

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Pitcairn, a tiny Pacific island that was refuge to the mutineers of HMAV Bounty and home to their descendants, later became the stage on which one imposter played out his influential vision for British control over the nineteenth-century Pacific Ocean. Joshua W. Hill arrived on Pitcairn in 1832 and began his fraudulent half-decade rule that has, until now, been swept aside as an idiosyncratic moment in the larger saga of Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh, and the mutineers' unlikely settlement of Pitcairn. Here, Hill is shown instead as someone alert to the full scope and power of the British Empire, to the geopolitics of international imperial competition, to the ins and outs of naval command, the vicissitudes of court politics, and, as such, to Pitcairn's symbolic power for the British Empire more broadly.

General

Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2018
Authors: Tillman W. Nechtman
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 362
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-44080-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > Australasian & Pacific history > General
Books > History > Australasian & Pacific history > General
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-108-44080-0
Barcode: 9781108440806

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