Cover of: Hawaii by Ruth M. Tabrah
An edition of Hawaii (1980)

Hawaii

a Bicentennial history

1st ed.
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An edition of Hawaii (1980)

Hawaii

a Bicentennial history

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“To most Americans, Hawaii means ukuleles and native dancers, Waikiki and Diamond Head. It is a romantic image learned from travel posters and the movies, and much of it, surprisingly, is true. But Hawaii is more than that. The people who have come here from Polynesia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas have made it a crossroads culture and a testing ground for fundamental American principles. In 1778 Captain Cook discovered what the Hawaiians already knew: that here was an enormously attractive place secured only by its mid-Pacific isolation. During the next two centuries, that isolation vanished, and the thousands of immigrants who made Hawaii their home utterly changed its history. In the early nineteenth century missionaries and whalers from New England brought new religion and new money that undermined the Hawaiian kingdom. Sugar and pineapple planters later brought a new social order to replace it, and, with thousands of Chinese and Japanese laborers, built the enlightened plantation society that so marked Hawaii’s experience as an American territory. World War II and the years that followed brought changed expectations that led in 1959 to statehood and full fellowship in the American Union. For Kamehameha, Bingham, Judd, Gibson, Spreckels, Liliuokalani, Ariyoshi, and others of their tribes, Hawaii has been more than the travel-poster image, though today that image is as powerful and profitable as ever. For them, Hawaii means a process, as well as a place: a trial of diversity in union whose outcome the future will judge.” BOOK JACKET

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Cover of: Hawaii
Hawaii: a history
1984, Norton, The Association
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Hawaii
Hawaii: a Bicentennial history
1980, Norton, American Association for State and Local History
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.

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New York, Nashville

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 225-226.
"Hawaii, a photographer's essay by Joe Munroe:" [8] leaves of plates in Middle.
Includes index.

Series
The States and the Nation series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
996.9
Library of Congress
DU625 .T24

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xi, 233 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of pages
233
Dimensions
22 x x centimeters

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Open Library
OL4097382M
Internet Archive
hawaiibicentenni0000tabr
ISBN 10
0393056805
LCCN
80011671
Library Thing
1626699
Goodreads
4703780

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