The Journal of Pacific History

The Journal of Pacific History is a refereed international journal serving historians, prehistorians, anthropologists and others interested in the study of mankind in the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii and New Guinea), and is concerned generally with political, economic, religious and cultural factors affecting human presence there. It publishes articles, annotated previously unpublished manuscripts, notes on source material and comment on current affairs. It also welcomes articles on other geographical regions, such as Africa and Southeast Asia, or of a theoretical character, where these are concerned with problems of significance in the Pacific.

4 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 51 (1)

At the Edge of an Empire: Plague, State and Identity in New Caledonia, 1899–1900
vol. 51 (1): 1-20
Establishing the Bougainville Mining Workers' Union, 1969–1976
vol. 51 (1): 21-42
Acknowledging Local Heroes: the Lapérouse Museum in Albi, France
vol. 51 (1): 48-51
World War I, Fiji and Ratu Sukuna: an exhibition
vol. 51 (1): 55-56
Expedition into Empire: exploratory journeys and the making of the modern world
vol. 51 (1): 59-60
The Undersea Network
vol. 51 (1): 60-62
The Atlantic Connection: a history of the Atlantic world, 1450–1900
vol. 51 (1): 62-63
America's First Adventure in China: trade, treaties, opium, and salvation; With Sails Whitening Every Sea: mariners and the making of an American maritime empire
vol. 51 (1): 67-68
True Yankees: the South Seas and the discovery of American identity
vol. 51 (1): 68-70
Pacific Strife: the great powers and their political and economic rivalries in Asia and the Western Pacific, 1870–1914
vol. 51 (1): 70-71
The Pacific War: aftermaths, remembrance and culture
vol. 51 (1): 71-73
The Polynesian Iconoclasm: religious revolution and the seasonality of power
vol. 51 (1): 75-76
Religion and the Politics of Development
vol. 51 (1): 76-78
The Chiefs' Country: leadership and politics in Honiara, Solomon Islands
vol. 51 (1): 83-84
Empire in Waves: a political history of surfing
vol. 51 (1): 86-88
Oceanian Journeys and Sojourns: home thoughts abroad
vol. 51 (1): 88-90
Outcasts of the Gods? The struggle over slavery in Māori New Zealand
vol. 51 (1): 90-92
Pēwhairangi: Bay of Islands missions and Māori 1814 to 1845
vol. 51 (1): 92-93
At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900
vol. 51 (1): 95-97
Hocken: prince of collectors
vol. 51 (1): 98-100