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Captive paradise : a history of Hawaiʻi / James L. Haley.

Haley, James L. (Author).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Attica PL - Attica 996.9 HAL (Text) 74231000111856 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 996.9 HAL (Text) 36626103595534 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 996.9 HALEY (Text) 37500004035206 Nonfiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 996.9 HALEY (Text) 37500004331779 Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 996.9 HAL (Text) 78551000518264 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 996.9 HALE (Text) 39231032945517 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL 996.9 HAL (Text) 30419101453138 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 996.9 HALEY (Text) 33946003107765 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312600655
  • ISBN: 0312600658
  • ISBN: 9781250070395
  • ISBN: 1250070392
  • Physical Description: xxxvii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-384) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The loneliness of a God -- "Disobey, and die" -- The suicide of Kapu -- Abhorring a vacuum -- The new morality -- Becoming little Americans -- A sweet taste -- Captains and cannons -- A nation among nations -- The Great Mahele -- The Anglican attraction -- Useful marriages -- Mountains of sugar -- Taffy triumphant -- A voice like distant thunder -- Queen at last -- The coup -- The inscrutable Mr. Blount -- Countercoup and annexation -- Angry Luaus.
Summary, etc.: A narrative history of Hawaii profiles its former existence as a royal kingdom, recounting the wars fought by European powers for control of its position, its adoption of Christianity, and its annexation by the United States.
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.
Subject: Hawaii > History.
Hawaii > Annexation to the United States.

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