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Captive Paradise
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312600658
Pages: 448
Year: 2014-11-04
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A narrative history of Hawaii profiles its former state as a royal kingdom, recounting the wars fought by European powers for control of its position, its adoption of Christianity and its eventual annexation by the United States. By the author of Passionate Nation.
Captive Paradise
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466855509
Pages: 448
Year: 2014-11-04
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The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the rigid values of the Calvinists. While Hawaii's royal rulers adopted Christianity, they also fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the American Marines overthrew Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. James L. Haley's Captive Paradise is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. Not for decades has there been such a vibrant and compelling portrait of an extraordinary place and its people.
Captive Paradise
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250070392
Pages: 464
Year: 2015-12-08
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The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the rigid values of the Calvinists. While Hawaii's royal rulers adopted Christianity, they also fought to preserve their ancient ways. But the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their fate and in 1893, the American Marines overthrew Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. James L. Haley's Captive Paradise is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. Not for decades has there been such a vibrant and compelling portrait of an extraordinary place and its people.
Island World
Author: Gary Y Okihiro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520261674
Pages: 308
Year: 2009-10-28
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"This quirky, brilliant book gives the reader the thrill of cultural history done well. Okihiro undertakes a conventional topic in a jarring way, avoiding the assumption of set boundaries of nations and human societies."—Henry Yu, author of Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America "This beautifully written book integrates the history of Hawai'i into that of the U.S. better than any other I have ever read." —Patricia Seed, author of American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches
Hawai'i
Author: Robert Oaks
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738524360
Pages: 160
Year: 2003-11-01
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Although its soils are the youngest in the Hawaiian chain, the Big Island's chronicles are at times epic, tragic, and heroic, but always fascinating. Modern Hawai'i is filled with tradition and mythology, accommodating influences as diverse as its inviting landscape. Kamehameha stood tall to mold this nascent region into a unified kingdom and others fought to sustain it, while outside forces molded and shaped this island in astonishing ways.
Lost Kingdom
Author: Julia Flynn Siler
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194885
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-01-03
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Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook. Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Hawaii brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili‘uokalani, the last queen of Hawai‘i. Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Lucrative sugar plantations gradually subsumed the majority of the land, owned almost exclusively by white planters, dubbed the “Sugar Kings.” Hawai‘i became a prize in the contest between America, Britain, and France, each seeking to expand their military and commercial influence in the Pacific. The monarchy had become a figurehead, victim to manipulation from the wealthy sugar plantation owners. Lili‘uokalani was determined to enact a constitution to reinstate the monarchy’s power but was outmaneuvered by the U.S. The annexation of Hawai‘i had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism.
Shoal of Time
Author: Gavan Daws
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824803248
Pages: 494
Year: 1968
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The arrival of Captain Cook and the debates concerning the territory's admission to statehood are given equal attention in this detailed history
Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, Liliuokalani
Author: Liliuokalani (Queen of Hawaii)
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 409
Year: 1898
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Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I
Author: Abraham Fornander
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
ISBN: 1566471478
Pages: 432
Year: 1996-06-01
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Paradise of the Pacific
Author: Susanna Moore
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 142994496X
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-09-01
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The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double canoes, the Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines, and the British navigators in search of a Northwest Passage, soon followed by pious Protestant missionaries, shipwrecked sailors, and rowdy Irish poachers escaped from Botany Bay—all wanderers washed ashore, sometimes by accident. This is true of many cultures, but in Hawaii, no one seems to have left. And in Hawaii, a set of myths accompanied each of these migrants—legends that shape our understanding of this mysterious place. In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of late-eighteenth-century Hawaii—its kings and queens, gods and goddesses, missionaries, migrants, and explorers—a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict taboo, without a currency or a written language, was confronted with the equally ritualized world of capitalism, Western education, and Christian values.
Haoles in Hawaiʻi
Author: Judy Rohrer
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824834054
Pages: 124
Year: 2010
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Examines the the historical and contemporary place of haoles (white people) in Hawaii, recognizing this as a form of American whiteness specific to Hawaii, and arguing that "haole" was forged and reforged over two centuries of colonization and needs to be understood in that context.
The Devil in Paradise
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164083
Pages: 464
Year: 2019-11-12
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The gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley moves to a tropical setting as Captain Bliven Putnam takes on pirates in the Phillipines and diplomatic relations in Hawaii. It's 1818 and Bliven Putnam is now a captain in the American Navy. Doing battle with the deadly pirate Jean Lafitte, off the coast of Texas, Putnam has come into his own as a leader. But he's plagued by thoughts of home, where his wife, Clarity, is managing the family farm, the fortune, and an extenstive building project. When their long-planned reunion is cut short by a new assignment, Clarity at last puts her foot down. If she can't keep Putnam with her, then she'll just have to go with him. As Putnam sets sail for his new home base in Honolulu, Clarity joins a new missionary effort to Hawaii. On their respective paths, Putnam encounters a new breed of pirate and Clarity meets another kind of ruler, the famed queen of Hawaii, Kaahumanu. Based on the real-life Olowalu Massacre, this third outing will be unlike any adventure the Putnams have faced before. And with a strong undercurrent of female empowerment, it's a historical novel for the modern age.
Passionate Nation
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684862913
Pages: 636
Year: 2006
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Chronicles the Lone Star state's history from the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century, to the conflict at the Alamo, to the state's contradictory role in America today, in an account that explores its diverse cultural heritage and the lives of some of its most famous citizens. 35,000 first printing.
The Shores of Tripoli
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164067
Pages: 464
Year: 2016-11-01
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The first novel in award-winning historian James L. Haley’s brilliant adventure series featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna—discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected. Rich with historical detail and cracking with high-wire action, The Shores of Tripoli brings this amazing period in American history to life with brilliant clarity.
Hawaii Looking Back
Author: Glen Grant, Bennett Hymer, Bishop Museum
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
ISBN: 1566473470
Pages: 415
Year: 1999-01-01
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