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Hawai'i: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change

Sumner La Croix


Relative to the other habited places on our planet, Hawai‘i has a very short history. The Hawaiian archipelago was the last major land area on the planet to be settled, with Polynesians making the long voyage just under a millennium ago. Our understanding of the social, political, and economic changes that have unfolded since has been limited until recently by how little we knew about the first five centuries of settlement. Building on new archaeological and historical research, this book considers the economic history of Hawai‘i from the first Polynesian settlements in the thirteenth century ... More

Keywords: native Hawaiians, sugar, chiefs, land, migration, taro, statehood, overthrow, kingdom, epidemics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226592091
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226592121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sumner La Croix, author
University of Hawai'i, Manoa