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  • Polynesian Researches: Hawaiiby William Ellis

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 3.95

    Polynesian Researches:Hawaii is the famous record of the author's visit to the Hawaiian Islands in the early nineteenth century. It includes an account of Hawaiian history, government, religion , warfare, and traditions- a general survey of Hawaiian life. More than this, it is the author's personal observations of Hawaiian manners and customs and... more...

  • Private Journal of a Voyage to Australiaby James Bell

    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...

  • Six Months in the Sandwich Islandsby Isabella Bird

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of preAmerican Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles , in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems of... more...

  • The Legacies of a Hawaiian Generationby Judith Schachter

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Through the voices and perspectives of the members of an extended Hawaiian family, or `ohana, this book tells the story of North American imperialism in Hawai`i from the Great Depression to the new millennium. The family members offer their versions of being "Native Hawaiian" in an American state, detailing the ways in which US laws, policies, and... more...

  • The Queen and Iby Sydney L. Iaukea

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai`i?s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai`i?s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather... more...

  • The US Military in Hawai?iby Brian Ireland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00

    An examination of how the US military in Hawaii is depicted by museum curators, memorial builders, film makers, and newspaper reporters. These mediums convey information, and engage their audiences, in ways that, together, form a powerful advocacy for the benefits of militarism in the islands. more...

  • Cane Firesby Gary Okihiro

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    Outstanding Book in History and Social Science Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 1992"Okihiro's account is an important corrective to our understanding of the Japanese American Experience in World War II." --The Hawaiian Journal of HistoryChallenging the prevailing view of Hawaii as a mythical "racial paradise," Gary Okihiro presents this... more...

  • Paradise Remadeby Elizabeth Buck

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    This is a book about the politics of competing cultures and myths in a colonized nation. Elizabeth Buck considers the transformation of Hawaiian culture focusing on the indigenous population rather than on the colonizers. She describes how Hawaii's established religious, social, political, and economic relationships have changed in the past 200 years... more...

  • A Shark Going Inland Is My Chiefby Patrick Vinton Kirch

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral... more...