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Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Gregory Rosenthal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the century from the death of Captain James Cook in 1779 to the rise of the sugar plantations in the 1870s, thousands of Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) men left Hawaiʻi to work on ships at sea and ... More


Boki’s Predicament: Sandalwood and the China Trade

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 begins with the opening of a trans-Pacific triangular trade in the 1780s among the United States, China, and Hawaiʻi. Boki was an aliʻi (ruling chief) and kiaʻāina (governor) of Oʻahu who ... More


Make’s Dance: Migrant Workers and Migratory Animals

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter two begins with the story of Make, a Native Hawaiian whale worker on an American ship in 1850. Make was just one of thousands of Hawaiian men who served on foreign whaling vessels in the ... More


Nahoa’s Tears: Gold, Dreams, and Diaspora in California

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Meanwhile, the California Gold Rush opened up yet another front in the Hawaiian migrant experience. Eighteen-year-old Henry Nahoa wrote a letter home from California’s Sierra Nevada mountains in the ... More


Beckwith’s Pilikia: “Kanakas” and “Coolies” on Haiku Plantation

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For Native workers returning to Hawaiʻi in the second half of the nineteenth century, they found an almost unrecognizable economy and environment. Following the Māhele, Euro-American settlers had ... More


Epilogue: Legacies of Capitalism and Colonialism

Gregory Rosenthal

in Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295063
eISBN:
9780520967960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295063.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book’s epilogue considers how the story of the rise and fall of Hawaiʻi’s indigenous workers—and the diasporic, migratory nature of their experiences—revolutionizes what we think we know about ... More


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