Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 1968 - History - 494 pages
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"Daws tells Hawaii's sparkling story well." --New York Times Book Review "[This] history is singularly satisfying... told with style and a nice wit." --Publishers Weekly Gavan Daws' remarkable achievement is to free Hawaiian history from the dust of antiquity. Based on years of work in the documentary sources, Shoal of Time emerges as the most readable of all Hawaiian histories.
  

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A solid introduction to the history of Hawaii, but it is very slow-going. My reading may have suffered by comparison with Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights ... Read full review

Review: Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

A solid, readable introduction to the history of the Hawaiian islands. It's pretty depressing stuff -- racism, colonialism, the illegal US annexation, strike-breaking, Pearl Harbor, internment ... Read full review

Contents

CAPTAIN COOK 17781779
1
KEALAKEKUA BAY
8
LONO
11
A BROKEN MAST
16
THE END OF LONO
24
KAMEHAMEHA 17791819
29
THE ARTS OF WAR
31
THE LORD OF HAWAII
35
SUGAR
173
A WARNING VOICE
182
WHISKY BILL
190
A BURNING TORCH
197
OUT IN THE NOONDAY SUN 18761887
207
THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
213
THE SHEPHERD SAINT
220
HIS ROYAL SACCHARINITY
225

THE WAY TO NUUANU
37
REACH AND GRASP
41
THE ARTS OF PEACE
44
SCHAFFER OF SCHAFFERTHAL
49
THE KING IS DEAD
53
MISSIONARIES AND MERCHANTS 18201839
61
THE ISLES SHALL WAIT FOR HIS LAW
65
LIHOLIHO IN LONDON
71
FOREIGNERS AND FRENCH PRIESTS
75
THE TROUBLES OF BOKI
82
THE MORAL WARS
87
BIRD FEATHERS
91
ONCE MORE THE PRIESTS
94
THE GREAT AWAKENING
97
THE END OF THE HOLY COMMUNITY
102
THE NATION 18391854
106
THEIR FINEST HOUR
112
LADD CO
120
THE GREAT MAHELE
124
WHO IS THE DESPOTIC DR JUDD?
128
TREATIES
132
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
137
THIRTEEN MEN ON A DEAD MANS CHEST
147
A NEW SOCIETY A NEW ECONOMY 18551876
154
THE DANCE OF DEATH
163
WHALES
169
THE EMPIRE OF THE CALABASH
235
A CLOUD ON THE SUN
240
ALOHA OE 18871900
251
RED SHIRTS
255
THE TORCH IS QUENCHED
258
LILIUOKALANI
264
ROYALISTS AND REPUBLICANS
270
FAREWELL TO THEE
280
MANIFEST DESTINY
285
THE TERRITORY 19001941
293
THE RISING SUN
302
A QUOTA OF SWEETNESS AND LIGHT
311
THE HONOLULU MARTYRDOM
317
ULTIMATE LOYALTY
328
NOW WE ARE ALL HAOLES 19411959
339
WAR
344
A COMMANDING GENERAL IS NEVER WRONG
352
LABOR PAINS
357
UNQUIET PEACE
368
FIFTIETH STAR
381
EPILOGUE
392
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
397
BIBLIOGRAPHY
399
NOTES
417
INDEX
475
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About the author (1968)

Gavan Daws is a historian and author of nine books about the Pacific and Asia, including a previous Nature Conservancy book, "Hawaii: The Islands of Life" (1988). He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marty Fujita is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of The Nature Conservancy's Indonesia Program. She lived and worked in Indonesia for over seven years and now resides in Oakland, California.

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