By Bruce Catton
Whilst first released in 1953, Bruce Catton, our most efficient Civil battle historian was once provided either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide e-book Award for excellence in nonfiction. This ultimate quantity of The military of the Potomac trilogy relates the ultimate 12 months of the Civil struggle.
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Tonga has learnt and taken much from the West, not all for the good. In some ways Tonga is now a very materialistic society. But the West has not yet swamped or transformed Tonga. Perhaps it is because Tonga is largely a homogeneous society, with no alienation of land and no significant immigration, that it has been able both to adopt and to retain, and to become a truly ‘compromise culture’. Alongside this ability to adopt and absorb is the fact that traditionally no Tongan stands alone, living a purely private, individual life.
The hunting of whales, which was only for local consumption, was banned by royal decree in 1978. Humpback whales migrate from Antarctic waters to Tonga between July and November to give birth and mate, and since the late 1990s a whale-watching industry has been established in Vava‘u that, it has been estimated brings in over T$1 million a year in tourist expenditure on local services. Yet there are Tongans who would like to 16 Introduction substitute whale meat for imported mutton, and there is a difficult balance to be held.
2 maps (Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 6) From the records of the Tongan Lands Office, Gifford collected 4,776 place names for more than 8,200 locations. For each name he provides the place to which the name applies, the individual island and the group, the nearest village, the name of the landlord, the meaning of the name and other data. His purpose was not just to collect and explain names but to contribute to the study of the movement of peoples within the island groups of Tonga. By analysing different occurences of the 34 The Country and Its People name he suggests that Tongatapu was more closely tied to Vava‘u than to Ha‘apai.
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