The Russian Discovery Of Hawaii

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Hawai I S Russian Adventure

Author : Peter R. Mills
ISBN : 9780824842338
Genre : History
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In the early 1800s thousands of American and European traders arrived in Hawai‘i to lay in supplies for the long trip east or to take on Hawaiian sandalwood, which commanded a high price in China. In response to this developing global economy in the Pacific, Russia expanded its trading outposts as far as western Kaua‘i and together with Kaua‘i chiefs began planning the construction of Fort Elisabeth in Waimea in 1816. A year later, the structure was abandoned by the Russians, but, as Peter Mills argues convincingly, a long and significant history of the fort remains to be told, even after its Russian one had ended. Seeking to redress the imbalance that exists between the colonized and the colonizers in Pacific historiography, Mills examines the fort and its place in the history of Kaua‘i under paramount chief Kaumuali‘i and in relation to the expanding kingdom of Kamehameha and his successors. His work exposes how Hawaiians have been ignored in their own history and challenges commonly held assumptions such as Kamehameha’s unification of the Islands in 1810 and the victimization of Kaumuali‘i by representatives of the Russian-American Company. Using hundreds of firsthand accounts in combination with field archaeology, Mills shows that the fort was originally built and used by Hawaiians as a heiau (ritual temple). After the Russians’ departure, Hawaiians continued to use the fort but in ways that reflected an ongoing transformation of cultural values provoked by contact with outsiders and the development of multiethnic communities in Waimea and other port settlements throughout the Hawaiian chain. Hawai‘i’s Russian Adventure is an original look at a significant chapter in the history of Hawai‘i. It overturns many popular myths and perceptions about the fort at Waimea and about European and Hawaiian interaction in the first half of the nineteenth century while delving into some of the central issues in historical anthropology, colonialism, and the development of global networks.
Category: History

Glorious Misadventures

Author : Owen Matthews
ISBN : 9781408833988
Genre : History
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The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia's furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov ? diplomat, adventurer, courtier, millionaire and gambler. His quest to plant Russian colonies from Siberia to California led him to San Francisco, where he was captivated by Conchita, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Spanish Governor, who embodied his dreams of both love and empire. From the glittering court of Catherine the Great to the wilds of the New World, Matthews conjures a brilliantly original portrait of one of Russia's most eccentric Empire-builders.
Category: History

A Brief History Of The Hawaiian People

Author : William De Witt Alexander
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049352615
Genre : Hawaii
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A Brief History of the Hawaiian People by William De Witt Alexander, first published in 1899, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Category: Hawaii

Russian Refuge

Author : Susan Wiley Hardwick
ISBN : 0226316114
Genre : History
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In 1987, when victims of religious persecution were finally allowed to leave Russia, a flood of immigrants landed on the Pacific shores of North America. By the end of 1992 over 200,000 Jews and Christians had left their homeland to resettle in a land where they had only recently been considered "the enemy." Russian Refuge is a comprehensive account of the Russian immigrant experience in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia since the first settlements over two hundred years ago. Susan Hardwick focuses on six little-studied Christian groups—Baptists, Pentecostals, Molokans, Doukhobors, Old Believers, and Orthodox believers—to study the role of religion in their decisions to emigrate and in their adjustment to American culture. Hardwick deftly combines ethnography and cultural geography, presenting narratives and other data collected in over 260 personal interviews with recent immigrants and their family members still in Russia. The result is an illuminating blend of geographic analysis with vivid portrayals of the individual experience of persecution, migration, and adjustment. Russian Refuge will interest cultural geographers, historians, demographers, immigration specialists, and anyone concerned with this virtually untold chapter in the story of North American ethnic diversity.
Category: History

Sharks Upon The Land

Author : Seth Archer
ISBN : 9781107174566
Genre : History
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A study of colonialism and indigenous health in Hawaiʻi, highlighting cultural change over time.
Category: History

Hawaii S Royal History

Author : Helen Wong
ISBN : 0935848487
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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History of Hawai'i from the geologic formation through the monarchy period. RL6
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hawaii

Author : Manley Hopkins
ISBN : NYPL:33433082445838
Genre : Hawaii
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Category: Hawaii

All About Hawaii

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ISBN : OSU:32435063016166
Genre : Hawaii
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Category: Hawaii

Hawaii Place Names

Author : John R. K. Clark
ISBN : 9780824862787
Genre : History
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In his latest book, John Clark, author of the highly regarded "Beaches of Hawaii" series, gives us the many captivating stories behind the hundreds of Hawaii place names associated with the ocean--the names of shores, beaches, and other sites where people fish, swim, dive, surf, and paddle. Significant features and landmarks on or near shores, such as fishponds, monuments, shrines, reefs, and small islands, are also included. The names of surfing sites are the most numerous and among the most colorful: from the purely descriptive (Black Rock, Blue Hole) to the humorous (No Can Tell, Pray for Sex). Clark began gathering information for the "Beaches" series in 1972, and during the years that followed interviewed hundreds of informants, many of them native Hawaiians, and consulted dozens of Hawaiian reference books, newspapers, and maps. A significant amount of the oral history he collected was unrecorded and remained only in his notebooks and memory. Hawaii Place Names: Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites is the final result of those years of research, and like its popular predecessors, it benefits substantially from Clark's having spent a lifetime surfing and swimming Hawaii's beaches. Presented in the same convenient format as Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini's Place Names of Hawaii (UH Press, 1974) this rich compendium of information on Hawaii's surf, shore, and beach sites will satisfy visitors and residents alike.
Category: History

Mango Lady Other Stories From Hawaii

Author : Ted Gugelyk
ISBN : 9781622872404
Genre : Fiction
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Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam. Through all of them is the connecting spirit of the Islands, its special mana, its people, its surf, bringing times past into the present in a special, intimate way. There is Mango Lady, who lived in Waikiki since childhood, watching her ancient preoccupations become irrelevant in the new bustle of development. There is The Man to Whom Surf Cam, the tale of a magical Urban who never failed to attract surf. There is A November Surfer, an adventure of a senior surfer at remote Rabbit Island. There is Hard Port, an intriguing pulling together of Hawaii and Russia, when a longtime surfer visits Nakhodka in the Russian Far East, the land of his ancestors. Finally, there is the flamboyant and unsettling Captain Aloha, a tale of two old surfing friends from Hawaii and the horrors of the war in Vietnam, a unique portrait of psychology and culture, of friendship and passing time."
Category: Fiction

His Hawaiian Excellency

Author : Niklaus Rudolf Schweizer
ISBN : 0820468711
Genre : Diplomats
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His Hawaiian Excellency: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy and the Annexation of Hawai'i is an historical novel dealing with the unusual and moving history of Hawai'i. It is based on the life of Colonel Curtis Pi'ehu 'Iaukea, who was one of the Kingdom's premier diplomats. Closely following the unfolding of actual events, the scenes are set in the Islands, in Russia, the Suez Canal, and in England. There arises a colorful history before us filled with tragedy, comedy, love and hate, duty and opportunism, conspiracy and loyalty. Developments in Hawai'i and Russia are compared and questions of a universal nature are raised about men, women, politics, and religion. Given the recent epochal developments in both Eastern Europe and Hawai'i the book does not only address the reader who wishes to learn more about the island state in the middle of the Pacific, but may also contribute to the ongoing debate about the past, present and future of Hawai'i.
Category: Diplomats