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TITLE: History of Micronesia. [videorecording] Part I - V.
ADDED TITLE: Early encounter.
ADDED TITLE: Planting the foreign flag.
ADDED TITLE: Sunburst in the south seas.
ADDED TITLE: Ruin and reconstruction.
ADDED TITLE: March toward self-government.
PUBLISHED: Pohnpei : Micronesian Seminar ; c2007.
DESCRIPTION: 5 videodiscs : sd., col. , 4 3/4 in.
NOTES: Five parts.
NOTES: Early encounter -- Planting the foreign flag -- Sunburst in the south seas -- Ruin reconstruction -- March toward self-government.
NOTES: Scripted and narrated by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.; Edited by Erik Steffen.
NOTES: Dirk Ballendorf, Martin Yinug, Donald Fichibman, Don Shuster, Rufino Mauricio.
NOTES: This video, the second in a five-part series on the history of Micronesia, explores the beginning of colonial rule in the islands. It opens in 1885, a time when the Pacific was being partitioned among colonial powers, with the contest between Spain and Germany for possession of the islands. After a brief look at Spanish rule, the video explores the policies and programs of the German colonial era between 1899 and 1914. German development programs, in Yap and Palau in particular, served as an important initial step in modernization in both island groups. But the German era was significant in other ways as well. A series of devastating typhoons from 1905 to 1907 led to resettlement of atoll populations in other places. German ethnographers, who arrived in Micronesia during this time, captured a view of the island past that might not have been accessible today if they had not recorded it so diligently. The Sokehs Uprising on Pohnpei was a final major event in that period. When the Japanese seized the German-held islands at the outbreak of World World I, they built on the German efforts at modernization and prefigured what was to come during the next twenty years of Japanese occupation.
SUBJECT: History--Micronesia
SUBJECT: Germans--Micronesia
SUBJECT: Palau--Micronesia
SUBJECT: Pohnpei
SUBJECT: Micronesia
SUBJECT: Yap--Typhoons
ADDED ENTRY: Ballendorf, Dirk
ADDED ENTRY: Steffen, Erik
ADDED ENTRY: Hezel, Francis
ADDED ENTRY: Micronesian Seminar

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