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The Resource Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure, Julia Flynn Siler

Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure, Julia Flynn Siler

Label
Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure
Title
Lost kingdom
Title remainder
Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure
Statement of responsibility
Julia Flynn Siler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, "Lost Hawaii" brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i
  • Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook. Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Hawaii brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i. Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Lucrative sugar plantations gradually subsumed the majority of the land, owned almost exclusively by white planters, dubbed the "Sugar Kings." Hawai'i became a prize in the contest between America, Britain, and France, each seeking to expand their military and commercial influence in the Pacific. The monarchy had become a figurehead, victim to manipulation from the wealthy sugar plantation owners. Lili'uokalani was determined to enact a constitution to reinstate the monarchy's power but was outmaneuvered by the U.S. The annexation of Hawai'i had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siler, Julia Flynn
Dewey number
996.902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU627.18
LC item number
.S55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liliuokalani
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
  • Queens
  • United States
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
Label
Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure, Julia Flynn Siler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Island kingdom: Born in paradise -- Progress and liberty -- Aloha -- High chiefs of Sugardom -- Pele's wrath. -- Part II. The House of Kalākaua: Merrie monarch -- To England -- Bayonet Constitution -- Be not deceived -- Enemies in the household. -- Part III. Manifest Destiny: Pious adventurers -- Crime of the century -- Secrets of the flower beds -- Kingdom come -- Born under an unlucky star
Control code
ocn730414372
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802120014
Lccn
2012372544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)730414372
Label
Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure, Julia Flynn Siler
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Island kingdom: Born in paradise -- Progress and liberty -- Aloha -- High chiefs of Sugardom -- Pele's wrath. -- Part II. The House of Kalākaua: Merrie monarch -- To England -- Bayonet Constitution -- Be not deceived -- Enemies in the household. -- Part III. Manifest Destiny: Pious adventurers -- Crime of the century -- Secrets of the flower beds -- Kingdom come -- Born under an unlucky star
Control code
ocn730414372
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802120014
Lccn
2012372544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)730414372

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