Captive paradise : a history of Hawaiʻi
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Published
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, ©2014.
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction
996.9 HALEY
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996.9 HALEY
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xxxvii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780312600655, 0312600658

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-384) and index.
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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; 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.
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Haley, J. L. (2014). Captive paradise: a history of Hawaiʻi. First edition. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haley, James L.. 2014. Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaiʻi. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press.

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Haley, James L., Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaiʻi. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2014.

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Haley, James L.. Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaiʻi. First edition. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2014. Print.

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