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Hawaii: A Bicentennial History

by Ruth Tabrah

This is part of a series of state histories which were written to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. It provides a concise, readable history of Hawaii from the first Polynesian settlements to statehood and beyond. Emphasis is on U.S. involvement in the nineteenth century which led to annexation of Hawaii as a territory in 1898. The reigns and personalities of Hawaii's monarchs are described in detail.

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