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  • The Hawaiians an Island Peopleby Helen Gay Pratt

    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 of... more...

  • The State and Indigenous Movementsby Keri E. Iyall Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics. more...

  • Adventure Guide to Hawaiiby John Penisten

    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...

  • Unfamiliar Fishesby Sarah Vowell

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing. From the arrival of the New England missionaries in 1820, who came to Christianize the local... 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...

  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'iby e. s. Craighill Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Pukui and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth , death , marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were... more...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Civilizationby e. s. Craighill Handy

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs permitted large numbers of people to live healthfully and happily throughout the islands. This fascinating history of Hawaii is " must"... more...

  • Native Men Remadeby Ty P. Kawika Tengan

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    An ethnographic study of the recuperation and construction of Hawaiian indigenous masculinity through participation in the rituals of the Hale Mua "Men's House" group in Maui. more...

  • Island Queens and Mission Wivesby Jennifer Thigpen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai?i?s Pacific World more...

  • Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'iby Jonathan Y. Okamura

    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... more...