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Possessing the Pacific
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Stuart Banner is Norman Abrams Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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In a style that is lucid and direct, Stuart Banner builds an extensively researched comparative study of settler societies that span the Pacific Ocean. He forces us to rethink the prevailing interpretations of the rise of Anglo-American dominance and the dispossession of indigenous peoples in the nineteenth century.--Michael Adas, author of Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and America's Civilizing Mission
Remarkable for its breadth, vision, and mastery of native title and land expropriation issues, Possessing the Pacific is graced by brilliant writing. Stuart Banner's meticulous research, good judgment, and crisp prose combine to make this book a marvelous contribution to comparative history. An all-round triumph!--John Weaver, McMaster University, Canada

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