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- Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 33.95
There were two battles for Hawaii?s sovereignty led by Queen Liliuokalani. This book, The Rights of My People, revisits these battles ? the 1893 coup d?etat and the annexation in 1898 ? from a new perspective, against the backdrop of the harsh remnants of the Civil War, the missionary?s disquieting view of race, and the emerging role of Hawaiian women.... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 49.95
This volume is a unique contribution to the exploration of a new perspective in the study of well-being, which tries to overcome the quantification bias by creating an account of the good life in a specific place. Rather than numbers, this research focuses on local narratives, emphasising the urgent need to include a wider range of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95
The Journal of William Ellis is a classic of Pacific literature, ranking with the journals of Captain Cook and his men as a record of life and customs of the traditional Hawaiians. No other book rivals it as an account of the life of the Hawaiians in the early 19th century. For readers not yet acquainted with it, there is the pleasure awaiting... more...
- Hunter Publishing 1999; US$ 15.00
A comprehensive guide to the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu by a long-time Hawaii resident. Smaller less-visited islands are also included. Along with the basics ? getting there, on-island transportation, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing ? you'll find plenty of outdoor fun. The best diving and snorkeling spots, the most scenic... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95
Challenging the dominant view of Hawai?i as a ?melting pot paradise??a place of ethnic tolerance and equality?Jonathan Okamura examines how ethnic inequality is structured and maintained in island society. He finds that ethnicity, not race or class, signifies difference for Hawaii?s people and therefore structures their social relations. In Hawai?i,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Los Angeles Times ?Its scintillating cast includes dour missionaries, genital-worshiping heathens, Teddy Roosevelt, incestuous royalty, a nutty Mormon, a much-too-merry monarch, President Obama, sugar barons, an imprisoned queen and Vowell herself, in a kind of 50th-state variety show. It?s a fun book?[a] playful, provocative, stand-up approach... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
"The old life described in this book disappeared long ago, but something of its heritage has, in Hawaii, become the heritage of all who live there today." With these words from the introduction to The Hawaiians: An Island People , Helen Gay Pratt invites her readers to become acquainted with Hawaii's original inhabitants and their fascinating way... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95
The Hawaiian kingdom's last monarch wrote her biography in 1897, the year before the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States. Her story covers six decades of island history told from the viewpoint of a major historical figure. Introduction by Glen Grant. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72
Though intended only for the eyes of his beloved in England, this diary written by James Bell, sailor on the voyage of the good ship Planter to Australia in 1838, provides a unique insight into the experience of sailing to Australia in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. An invaluable addition to the history of the emigrant ships to Australia. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99
A sequel to the classic Incredible Hawaii This illustrated text is packed with information about the Hawaiian Islands and is a delight for young readers and teacher alike. This Hawaiian culture and history book is the fruit of collaboration between author anthropologist Terence Barrow and artist-illustration Ray Lanterman. It is a worthy successor... more...