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Conceptualizing the Death and/or Burial of Captain James Cook

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Title: Conceptualizing the Death and/or Burial of Captain James Cook
Authors: Nicolas, Jerome A.
LC Subject Headings: Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Cook, James, 1728-1779--Death and Burial.
Issue Date: 2010
Description: Conceptualizing the Death and/or Burial of Captain James Cook

Introduction: Captain James Cook was a product of the Age of Exploration, which began in the 15th century. As part of the Northern European contingent of explorers, the English captain explored and set a course mapping out Polynesia and as far north to Alaska of the North American Continent in the 18th century. He died in Kealakekua Bay in 1779. When writing history on Cook, choosing which perspective about him can be a daunting task. As a student of history, there are many types of histories related to Cook, e.g., Pacific, Pacific Islander, English, European, and Hawaiian Pacific cultures. This pathfinder is specific in that its focus is on the events surrounding the death of Captain Cook. Even though this is not a complete listing of materials on the subject, we hope it will lead you to further investigations using these research tools at Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Start your search in Voyager, the University of Hawaii’s Online Public Access Catalog. Subject Headings; Books; Book Reviews; Electronic Databases; Sample Articles; Theses & Dissertations.

Pathfinder prepared by: Jerome A. Nicolas & Christine D. Banziger; Course: LIS 601; Instructor: Dr. Diane Nahl; Website:
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