In 1893, Liliuokalani, the Queen of Hawaii, was deposed and five years later her nation became an incorporated territory of the United States.
Published shortly after these momentous events, her book Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen is an incredibly personal history of the islands that she was born to rule. Liliuokalani covers from her birth in... Read more
Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism
In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to allow the United States to annex Hawai'i, native Hawaiians organized a massive petition drive to protest. Ninety-five percent of the native population signed the petition, causing the annexation treaty to fail in the US Senate.
This event was unknown to many contemporary Hawaiians until Noenoe K.... Read more
The History of the American Occupation of Hawai'i
In 1893 a small group of white planters and missionary descendants backed by the United States overthrew the Kingdom of Hawai'i and established a government modeled on the Jim Crow South. In Nation Within Tom Coffman tells the complex history of the unsuccessful efforts of deposed Hawaiian queen Lili'uokalani and her subjects to resist... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
A History of the Hawaiian Islands
The Hawaiian kingdom was tiny, and the big world was huge. The nineteenth century was the high water mark of Western imperialism, worldwide, and the great powers were planting their flags across the Pacific. Hawai'i was in their sights. By late in the century, two strong American currents were running, one east from the islands, one west from... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
The New York Times-bestselling author delivers "a riveting saga about Big Sugar flexing its imperialist muscle in Hawaii... A real gem of a book" (Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot). Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Kingdom brings to life the clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
In the bestselling tradition of In the Heart of the Sea, The Colony reveals the untold history of the infamous American leprosy colony on Molokai and of the extraordinary people who struggled to survive under the most horrific circumstances.
In 1866, twelve men and women and one small child were forced aboard a leaky schooner and cast away to a... Read more