Title: The Story of New Zealand: A History of New Zealand from the Earliest Times to the Present with Special Reference to the Political, Industrial and Social Development of the Island Commonwealth; Including the Industrial Evolution Dating from 1870, the Political Revolution of 1890, the Causes and Consequences, and the General Movement of Events Throughtout the Four Periods of New Zealand History
Author: Prof Frank Parsons
Publisher: C.F. Taylor, 1904.
Condition: Hardcover, orange-brown cloth. In good condition, some fading of boards and spine, but interior is very good, firmly bound.
A review by James T. Young in
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Vol. 23, Philanthropy and Penology (May, 1904):
The recent works on New Zealand, notably those of Henry D. Lloyd and
William P. Reeves, have aroused considerable interest in the condition of that
colony. These works, however, like most of the’ available literature on New
Zealand, are devoted to particular phases of the country’s political or economic
life. Professor Parsons aims, in the work before us, to present a comprehensive
account of all those peculiar institutions — political, social and economic —
which have come to vary so widely from conditions in other parts of the world.
The general distribution of wealth, the method of organizing industry, the great
success attending experiments usually called socialistic, the progressiveness of
the people, and the high state of civilization reached, all demand an explanation.
The author, therefore, has not been content with describing these conditions,
but has sought to explain them. The book contains an immense amount of
historical and descriptive data taken from both primary and secondary sources.