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The Resource Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States, Gary Y. Okihiro

Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States, Gary Y. Okihiro

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Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States
Title
Island world
Title remainder
a history of Hawai'i and the United States
Statement of responsibility
Gary Y. Okihiro
Title variation
Island world
Title variation remainder
a history of Hawaii and the United States
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Brilliantly mixing geology, folklore, music, cultural commentary, and history, Gary Y. Okihiro overturns the customary narrative in which the United States acts upon and dominates Hawai'i. Instead, Island World depicts the islands' press against the continent, endowing America's story with fresh meaning. Okihiro's reconsidered history reveals Hawaiians fighting in the Civil War, sailing on nineteenth-century New England ships, and living in pre-gold rush California. He points to Hawai'i's lingering effect on twentieth-century American culture-from surfboards, hula, sports, and films, to art, imagination, and racial perspectives-even as the islands themselves succumb slowly to the continental United States. In placing Hawai'i at the center of the national story, Island World rejects the premise that continents comprise "natural" states while islands are "tiny spaces," without significance, to be acted upon by continents. An astonishingly compact tour de force, this book not only revises the way we think about islands, oceans, and continents; it also recasts the way we write about space and time
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275506
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DLC
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1945-
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Okihiro, Gary Y.
Dewey number
996.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU625
LC item number
.O37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The California world history library
Series volume
8
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  • Hawaii
  • Folklore
  • Popular culture
  • Hawaiians
Target audience
adult
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a history of Hawai'i and the United States
Label
Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States, Gary Y. Okihiro
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Publication
Note
"A Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities"--Jacket flap
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-290) and index
Control code
ocn178268217
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 308 p.
Isbn
9780520252998
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044588
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)178268217
Label
Island world : a history of Hawai'i and the United States, Gary Y. Okihiro
Publication
Note
"A Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities"--Jacket flap
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-290) and index
Control code
ocn178268217
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 308 p.
Isbn
9780520252998
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044588
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)178268217

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