Tropical Colonization: An Introduction to the Study of the Subject

Tropical Colonization: An Introduction to the Study of the Subject

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Tropical Colonization: An Introduction to the Study of the Subject

Tropical Colonization: An Introduction to the Study of the Subject

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A Few words of explanation are required in regard to this little volume. During the past twelve years most of my time has been spent in the British Colonies and Dependencies. I visited India, Ceylon, Australia, and spent nearly seven years in the West Indies and South America.

Shortly after I arrived in the United States war was declared against Spain, with results which are within the knowledge of every one. The annexation of Hawaii and the cession of Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands have placed the United States under the necessity of undertaking the government of tropical dependencies -- a serious task for a country which has never held a dependency, using the term in its strict sense, and has never faced the problem of administration in the tropics.

The American people have never been interested in tropical colonization, because they have never had any reason to be interested in it; and consequently, apart from the magazine and news& . . .

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