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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-380) and index.

Book News Annotation:

Honolulu-based journalist Coffman updates his Catch A Wave to bring Hawai'i's history up to 1990, and to redrew the trajectory of the entire century. Returning to some characters and introducing new ones, he suggests that the role of Japanese Americans has been more important than previously recognized. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In his most challenging work to date, 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.

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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 state-hood 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824826628
Subtitle:
A Political History of Hawaii
Author:
Coffman
Author:
Coffman, Tom
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Location:
Honolulu
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - South Pacific
Subject:
Oceania
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Latitude 20 Books
Series Volume:
no 401
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
370
Dimensions:
9.23x6.29x1.02 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In his most challenging work to date, 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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 state-hood 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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