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  1. The Island Edge of America: A Political History of Hawai'i
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  2. The Island Edge of America: A Political History of Hawai'i

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In his most challenging work to date, journalist and author Tom Coffman offers readers a new and much-needed political narrative of twentieth-century Hawai'i. The Island Edge of America reinterprets the major events leading up to and following statehood in 1959: U.S. annexation of the Hawaiian kingdom, the wartime crisis of the Japanese-American community, post-war labor organization, the Cold War, the development of Hawai'i's legendary Democratic Party, the rise of native Hawaiian nationalism. His account weaves together the threads of multicultural and transnational forces that have shaped the Islands for more than a century, looking beyond the Hawai'i carefully packaged for the tourist to the Hawai'i of complex and conflicting identities - independent kingdom, overseas colony, U.S. state, indigenous nation - a wonderfully rich, diverse, and at times troubled place. With a sure grasp of political history and culture based on decades of firsthand archival research, Tom Coffman takes Hawai'i's story into the twentieth century and in the process sheds new light on America's island edge.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Tom Coffman
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: University of Hawaii Press
EAN
9780824826253
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0824826256
Label
University of Hawaii Press
Manufacturer
University of Hawaii Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
440
PublicationDate
2003-03-01
Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
SKU
1003-WS0501-A02010-0824826256
Studio
University of Hawaii Press
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