Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

di

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa - Bookrepublic

Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

di

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Descrizione

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is an 1892 historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevensondescribing the contemporary Samoan Civil War. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa - America, Germany and Britain - and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892. The book served as such a stinging protest against existing conditions that it resulted in the recall of two officials, and Stevenson for a time feared that it would result in his own deportation. When things had finally blown over he wrote to Sidney Colvin, who came from a family of distinguished colonial administrators, "I used to think meanly of the plumber; but how he shines beside the politician!"

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172,0 KB

Lingua

eng

Anno

2015

Isbn

9788893155113

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