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  • 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...

  • Polynesian Researches: Hawaiiby William Ellis

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • Six Months in the Sandwich Islandsby Isabella L. Bird

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre–American 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... more...

  • Kauai Trailsby Kathy Morey

    Wilderness Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    From enchanted Hanelei Bay to the rainbows of Waimea Canyon, from Wailua Falls to the sculptured NaPali Coast, Kaua'i has an unmatchable landscape and miles of trails for hikers and backpackers. This new edition details 59 hikes: you'll walk along steep cliffs above turquoise water, relax next to immense waterfalls, drink in the sweet scent of Kaua'i... 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...

  • 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...

  • Pacific Gibraltarby William Michael Morgon

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    The first detailed examination of Hawaiian annexation in a generation, Pacific Gibraltar offers a fresh analysis and provocative conclusions about major episodes in this complex story. Based on a sweeping reevaluation of new and existing sources in three countries, it addresses such key questions as the extent of U.S. support for the overthrow of... more...

  • The Queen and Iby Sydney L. Iaukea

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 63.00

    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 Legacies of a Hawaiian Generationby Judith Schachter

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Paradise Remadeby Elizabeth Buck

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    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... more...