Pau Hana: Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii, 1835-1920

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University of Hawaii Press, 1984 - Social Science - 213 pages
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"A scholarly work but as readable as a novel, this is the first history of plantation life as experienced by the laborers themselves. The oppressive round-the-clock conditions under which they worked will make you glad they fought back in one huge strike; Takaki charts this conflict well." --San Francisco Chronicle
 

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Pau Hana is a scholarly, well-cited work that is as readable as a novel. It explores the rise of sugar plantations in Hawaii and the various waves of migrants brought over to labor in the cane fields ... Read full review

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Contents

Pau Hana
1
The Uprooted
22
From Siren to Siren
57
Community and Culture
92
Patterns of Resistance
127
From Ethnicity to Class
153
Whisper to the Winds
177
NOTES
183
GLOSSARY
201
INDEX
209
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Ronald Takaki is a Fellow of the Society of American Historians & a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include "Strangers from a Different Shore" & "A Different Mirror" &, most recently, "A Larger Memory".

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