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The Resource Captive paradise : the United States and Hawai'i, James L. Haley

Captive paradise : the United States and Hawai'i, James L. Haley

Label
Captive paradise : the United States and Hawai'i
Title
Captive paradise
Title remainder
the United States and Hawai'i
Statement of responsibility
James L. Haley
Title variation
  • United States and Hawai'i
  • Captive paradise
Title variation remainder
the United States and Hawaii
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A narrative history of Hawaii profiles its former existence as a royal kingdom, recounting the wars fought by European powers for control of its position, its adoption of Christianity, and its annexation by the United States
  • 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; and of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. Not since James Michener's classic novel Hawaii has there been such a vibrant and compelling portrait of an extraordinary place and its people.--From publisher description
Summary
A narrative history of Hawaii profiles its former existence as a royal kingdom, recounting the wars fought by European powers for control of its position, its adoption of Christianity, and its annexation by the United States
Storyline
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386438
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DLC
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Haley, James L
Dewey number
996.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
Target audience
adult
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the United States and Hawai'i
Label
Captive paradise : the United States and Hawai'i, James L. Haley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The loneliness of a God -- "Disobey, and die" -- The suicide of Kapu -- Abhorring a vacuum -- The new morality -- Becoming little Americans -- A sweet taste -- Captains and cannons -- A nation among nations -- The Great Mahele -- The Anglican attraction -- Useful marriages -- Mountains of sugar -- Taffy triumphant -- A voice like distant thunder -- Queen at last -- The coup -- The inscrutable Mr. Blount -- Countercoup and annexation -- Angry Luaus
Control code
ocn886879619
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312600655
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014026108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)886879619
Label
Captive paradise : the United States and Hawai'i, James L. Haley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The loneliness of a God -- "Disobey, and die" -- The suicide of Kapu -- Abhorring a vacuum -- The new morality -- Becoming little Americans -- A sweet taste -- Captains and cannons -- A nation among nations -- The Great Mahele -- The Anglican attraction -- Useful marriages -- Mountains of sugar -- Taffy triumphant -- A voice like distant thunder -- Queen at last -- The coup -- The inscrutable Mr. Blount -- Countercoup and annexation -- Angry Luaus
Control code
ocn886879619
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312600655
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014026108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)886879619

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