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Ships, Furs, and Sandalwood: A Yankee Trader in Hawai'i, 1823-1825

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Charles H. Hammatt arrived in Honolulu in 1823 anxious to do business, not to save souls. Young, confident, and ambitious, Hammatt had been entrusted by a mercantile firm in Boston with the delicate task of negotiating trade agreements with Hawaiian royalty to secure sandalwood for the China Trade.<P>Ultimately, Hammatt proved unsuccessful in his business dealings, and in 1825 his employers ordered him home to Boston. But the account he left of his failed mission is an exciting and colorful addition to previous descriptions from the period.

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Hammatt was sent by a mercantile firm in Boston to negotiate trade agreements with the Hawaiian royalty to secure sandalwood for the China Trade. He recorded his perceptions of the place and people for two years until his boss decided he had failed and called him home. Sandra Wagner-Wright (history, U. of Hawai`i-Miyanoto) contributes a preface, introduction, glossary of modern spellings, textual and historical notes, and an index.
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Includes bibliographical references (p.89-93) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824822583
Editor:
Wagner-Wright, Sandra
Author:
Wagner-Wright, Sandra
Author:
Hammatt, Charles H.
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Location:
Honolulu :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Hawaii
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Commerce
Subject:
Hawaii Description and travel.
Subject:
Hammatt, Charles H - Travel - Hawaii
Subject:
Americana-Hawaii
Subject:
World History-General
Series Volume:
474
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.47x5.56x.35 in. .38 lbs.

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