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A Footnote To History Eight Years Of Trouble In Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a nonfiction book titled "A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa," which was released in 1892. The political unrest and battles that took place in Samoa in the late 1800s are described in great depth in the book. During this time, a group of islands in the South Pacific called Samoa became the center of geopolitical disputes between Western countries, especially the US, Germany, and the UK. Living in Samoa at the time, Stevenson saw firsthand the intricate relationships that arose between the local Samoan people and the foreign forces competing for dominance of the islands. The book examines a number of facets of Samoan politics, society, and culture while highlighting the effects of imperialism and colonialism as well as the independence movement. Stevenson chronicles the abuses meted out to the Samoan people, in addition to opposing group disputes and foreign government intrusions. In addition to providing historical context, "A Footnote to History" critiques Western imperialism and its effects. Stevenson's firsthand observations and comments offer important background information for comprehending the dynamics of colonialism in the Pacific region as well as the complexity of Samoan history.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.32in - 0.40lb
  • EAN: 9789361424595
  • Categories: Action & AdventureHistorical - General

About the Author

Stevenson, Robert Louis: - Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson is well renowned for his classic fiction books, which include "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped," and "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Stevenson, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, was supposed to become a lighthouse engineer because his family was in the business, but he chose to follow his love of books instead. Essays and travelogues marked the beginning of Stevenson's writing career, but it was his young reader adventure books, such as "Treasure Island" (1883) and "Kidnapped" (1886), that brought him global recognition. These books have endured as children's literary classics because of their compelling stories, colorful characters, and engrossing locations. Stevenson battled ill health most of his life, yet he was nevertheless a prolific writer who created books that have enthralled readers for decades. He now holds a permanent position as one of the finest writers of the 19th century thanks to his literary accomplishments.