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On Upolu Samoa a small community of expatriate traders and planters gained a foothold during the second part of the 19th century. German, American, and British interests competed for supremacy by interfering with local Samoan politics.Despite the small readership base, three newspapers were started up: the ''Samoa Times'' in its two entities (1877-1881 and 1888-1896) and the ''Samoa Weekly Herald'' (1892-1900).
Typical country newspapers by nature and outlook, these papers provided their readers with local and regional news, political debate through letters to the editor - and a regular dose of poetry and short fiction. While little is known about the reading habits of the expatriate community on Samoa, these papers provide a glimpse of what the traders and planters read.
== Resources for American Samoa Newspapers ==
== Resources for American Samoa Newspapers ==
=== Libraries and Archives ===
=== Libraries and Archives ===
The [http://manoa.hawaii.edu University of Hawaii at Manoa]  and the [http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ State Library of New South Wales] both have microfilm copies of the three following newspapers:
*''Samoa Times'' (1877-1881)
*''Samoa Times and South Sea Advertiser'' (1888-1896)
*''Samoa Weekly Herald'' (1892-1900)
=== Digital Issues Online ===
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== External Links ==
== Websites ==
[[Category:American Samoa]]

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