Western Samoa

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 all Samoa, including the islands of Tutuila and Manu’a which in 1900 became American Samoa, was under the rule, in whole or in part, of the paramount chiefs of the royal families. The people were not at any time united under the leadership of any one king, owing to some extent to the influence of the Europeans who had settled in the islands, or of the three great Powers, Great Britain, Germany and the United States, whose representatives in Samoa favoured one paramount chief or the other.


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Books of Reference

  1. Annual Report 1962. 1963Google Scholar
  2. Report on Economical Survey. 1961Google Scholar
  3. Census Report, 25 Sept. 1961 Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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