Hawaii: Islands Under the Influence (Google eBook)
When it first appeared, this historical overview of the evolution of Hawai'i's political economy opened a new and innovative perspective on Hawai'i's history and contemporary dilemmas. Now, a decade later, Kent adds an epilogue providing an overview of the Japanese investment spree, the impact of national economic restructuring on Hawai'i's tourism industry, the crises of local politics, and the Hawaiian sovereignty movement as a potential source of renewal.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - texbrown - LibraryThing
Although filled with factual information, the words of the book weave a marxist historical template in support of erasing past injustices, migration, progress, and western influence and replacing it with justice, greenery, and unnamed community values in some magical, mystical method. Read full review
The most accurate history of post-overthrow Hawaiian History. By following the money through all the twists and turns to who has really been in control of Hawaii's economics and politics. We have been the slaves of single industry from Sandalwood to Sugar to Pineapple and now Tourism. If more people read this, we may be able to save what future we have.
To Kealekekua Bay and Beyond
A Tale of Sandalwood and Whaling
Dispossession of a People
The Rise of King Sugar
The Pear Is Ripe
Big Five Territory
The Pacific Rim Strategy