The Pacific Insular Case of American Sāmoa

Land Rights and Law in Unincorporated US Territories

Authors: Memea Kruse, Line-Noue

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  • Situates American Sāmoa’s historical and political importance within the U.S. empire building of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Expands the U.S. empire building scholarship to include and recognize American Sāmoa into the vernacular of Americanization projects
  • Evidences Americanization patterns, inequitable power relations between Native Sāmoans and the military, intercultural incompetency by the military court system, and the impacts these issues have had to the cornerstones of the Native Sāmoan culture: communal lands and fa’amātai
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This book is a researched study of land issues in American Sāmoa that analyzes the impact of U.S. colonialism and empire building in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Carefully tracing changes in land laws up to the present, this volume also draws on a careful examination of legal traditions, administrative decisions, court cases and rising tensions between indigenous customary land tenure practices in American Sāmoa and Western notions of individual private ownership. It also highlights how unusual the status of American Sāmoa is in its relationship with the U.S., namely as the only “unincorporated” and “unorganized” overseas territory, and aims to expand the U.S. empire-building scholarship to include and recognize American Sāmoa into the vernacular of Americanization projects. 

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Line-Noue Memea Kruse is Special Instructor in Political Science, Religion, and History at Brigham Young University-Hawai’i, US.  She is also Instructor in American Studies at Honolulu Community College, US. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pacific Insular Case of American Sāmoa
Book Subtitle
Land Rights and Law in Unincorporated US Territories
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69971-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69971-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69970-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88870-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 211
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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