Edge of Empire. The German Period in the Mariana Islands 1899–1914

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Abstract

Imperial Germany’s colonial experience in Micronesia was only brief, but left a lasting impact on the communities it ruled. During a fifteen year period, between the Spanish American War of 1898 and the early days of World War I in October 1914, a handful of German colonial administrators initiated educational, economic and social policies that were to have a significant impact on the Northern Mariana Islands. Compulsory schooling with instruction in Chamorro and Carolinian, private land ownership limited to Chamorro and Carolinians (excluding even Germans!), homesteading programs and environmental protection are only some of the German initiatives that were both innovative and unique though the colonial Pacific.Edge of Empire is an in-depth study of Germany’s colonial rule in the Northern Mariana Islands. Drawing upon an extensive body of German colonial records, the book thoroughly examines the various facets of the legacy of this brief but significant chapter in the history of the Northern Mariana Islands
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbury, NSW, Australia
Publisher{retrospect}
Number of pages394
ISBN (Print)9781921220043
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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Mariana Islands
Colonies
Colonial Administrators
World War I
Educational Policy
Land Ownership
Schooling
Micronesia
History
Spanish American War
Social Policy
Germany
Colonial Rule
Economic Policy
Imperial Germany
Environmental Protection

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Edge of Empire. The German Period in the Mariana Islands 1899–1914. / Spennemann, Dirk HR.

Albury, NSW, Australia : {retrospect}, 2007. 394 p.

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