Captive Paradise: A Historical past of H...



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The newest state to affix the union, Hawaii is the one one to have as soon as been a royal kingdom. After its “discovery” by Captain Prepare dinner within the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers decided to reap the benefits of its place because the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the primary missionaries marked the start of the battle between a local tradition with its historical gods, sexual libertinism and rites of human sacrifice, and the inflexible values of the Calvinists. Whereas Hawaii’s royal rulers adopted Christianity, additionally they fought to protect their historical methods. However the success of the ruthless American sugar barons sealed their destiny and in 1893, the American Marines overthrew Lili’uokalani, the final queen of Hawaii.

James L. Haley’s Captive Paradise is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands by way of terror and bloodshed, however whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels who brilliantly outmaneuvered his rivals; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was decided that Hawaii be dominated by whites; of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands. Not for many years has there been such a vibrant and compelling portrait of a unprecedented place and its individuals.

Writer‏:‎St. Martin’s Griffin; Reprint version (December 8, 2015)
Paperback‏:‎464 pages
Merchandise Weight‏:‎13.8 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎5.67 x 1.28 x 8.27 inches

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