- By Phil Barnes

A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands

  • Title: A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands
  • Author: Phil Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780912180564
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands covers the major events and personalities in Hawaiian history from the first human landfall in the islands to the arrival of Captain Cook through the soverei

    A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands covers the major events and personalities in Hawaiian history from the first human landfall in the islands to the arrival of Captain Cook, through the sovereignty movement of the late 1990 s to the administration of the current governor, Linda Lingle Included are accounts of missionaries and whalers, ali i and kahuna, the HawaiianA Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands covers the major events and personalities in Hawaiian history from the first human landfall in the islands to the arrival of Captain Cook, through the sovereignty movement of the late 1990 s to the administration of the current governor, Linda Lingle Included are accounts of missionaries and whalers, ali i and kahuna, the Hawaiian Monarchy, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the rise and fall of the sugar industry The history comes to life through illustrations and interesting anecdotes By investing a couple of hours the casual reader can greatly increase the depth of his or her understanding of the events that have shaped and continue to shape these magical islands.

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    1. Terse is maybe a better description than concise, but Barnes's heart is clearly in the right place and this is an excellent primer for vacationers (like me) who want to dip their toes in at the shallow end of Hawaiian history before deciding whether they want to make a more significant commitment. Hawaii has a very complex history and lots of competing versions of historical reality; Barnes does an admirable job of navigating these treacherous shoals with his objectivity mostly intact. Now I got [...]

    2. Read this as research for a young adult novel I'm writing. Actually found it very informative and interesting. It's not the most well-written, but it's also a super-quick read.

    3. It can't be easy to write a concise history of a state with as much going on Hawaii has, but Phil Barnes did it. The writing is interesting, easy to read, and the length of the book - just 93 pages - makes it approachable where a longer tome may discourage readers from even starting.

    4. The title doesn't lie. It is a concise history of HI. We briefly teach HI history in my US History class. I've learned a few things I can add to my lecture.

    5. Very non-native & missionary, white man centric bias history of the islands. Skip it, find something more fair & balanced!

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