Specters of Violence in a Colonial Context: New Caledonia, 1917, by Adrian Muckle, is the first comprehensive history of the 1917–1918 war in New Caledonia, which involved the French army, European settlers, and Kanak. In three parts, it addresses the events leading to the outbreak of war, how the individuals involved explained their role in the fighting, and how the war has since been represented. 2012, 272 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3509-5, cloth, US$55.00.
The ‘Ukulele: A History, by Jim Tranquada and John King, explores facets of the instrument as a cultural symbol, collectible instrument, souvenir, and product of Western and Pacific cultures, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context. 2012, 296 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3634-4, paper, US$20.99.
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