Yankees in paradise: the Pacific Basin frontier

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University of New Mexico Press, 1993 - History - 495 pages
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Yankees in paradise: the Pacific Basin frontier

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In this original work, Gibson, a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma before his death in 1987, views America's expansion in the Pacific Basin from 1784 to 1861 as part of the nation's ... Read full review

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As intended, this book is a classic for a quick summary of the Pacific world view. I see Chapter 15 as writing as the work that does not need to be repeated by any scholar. It's an essential book of knowledge that opens the window to the comprehensive, Pacific world view. My work to include the Pacific maritime routes in 8th grade US 19th Century will recognize this masterpiece as a source in creating the classroom units.
Riccardo Gaudino, Director of Research
Glden State History
Pacific 500 Renaissance 2013-15


The Pacific Basin
The Natural Setting
The Human Setting

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John S. Whitehead retired from the history department of University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and resides in Athens, Georgia.

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