Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States / Edition 1

Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States / Edition 1

by Gary Y Okihiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520261674

ISBN-13: 9780520261679

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Island World is a history of Hawai'i that tells the islands' story from their volcanic beginnings thirty million years ago to the present day. Mixing geology, folklore, music, cultural commentary, and history, Gary Y. Okihiro overturns the customary narrative in which the United States acts upon and dominates Hawai'i. Instead, he depicts the islands' press against the…  See more details below

Overview

Island World is a history of Hawai'i that tells the islands' story from their volcanic beginnings thirty million years ago to the present day. Mixing geology, folklore, music, cultural commentary, and history, Gary Y. Okihiro overturns the customary narrative in which the United States acts upon and dominates Hawai'i. Instead, he depicts the islands' press against the continent, stirring American and endowing its story with fresh meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261679
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
California World History Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,384,614
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction 1

1 Regions of Fire 6

2 Oceania's Expanse 43

3 Pagan Priest 72

4 Schooling for Subservience 98

5 Hawaiian Diaspora 135

5 Poetry in Motion 169

7 Islands and Continents 206

Notes 221

Bibliography 269

Index 291

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