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Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure / Julia Flynn Siler.

Book Book (c2012.)
Description: xxx, 415 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2012.
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  • ISBN: 9780802120014 :
  • ISBN: 0802120016 :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
General Note: Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-395) and index.
Contents: Island kingdom. Born in paradise ; Progress and liberty ; Aloha ; High chiefs of Sugardom ; Pele's wrath -- The House of Kalākaua. Merrie monarch ; To England ; Bayonet Constitution ; Be not deceived ; Enemies in the household -- Manifest Destiny. Pious adventurers ; Crime of the century ; Secrets of the flower beds ; Kingdom come ; Born under an unlucky star.
Summary: Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, "Lost Hawaii" brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i.
Citation: Siler, Julia Flynn. "Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure." New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012.

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