Hawaii, America's Sugar Territory, 1898-1959

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Edwin Mellen Press, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 339 pages
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A history of Hawaii's territorial period from annexation by the US in 1898 to statehood in 1959. Details the development of territorial political structure and relations with the US during successive territorial governors' administrations. Traces the interplay of tensions among the conservative business class, native Hawaiians, the mostly Asian plantation work force, and the US government, including military forces. Reveals the US fear of communist infiltration of the Hawaiian labor movement at the time of statehood and points out the relation between anti-communism and racism on the statehood question.

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Contents

ROAD TO ANNEXATION
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CREATING HAWAIIS TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT
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THE TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE
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