Misplaced Kingdom: Hawaii’s Final ...



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The New York Occasions–bestselling writer delivers “a riveting saga about Huge Sugar flexing its imperialist muscle in Hawaii . . . An actual gem of a ebook” (Douglas Brinkley, writer of American Moonshot).
Deftly weaving collectively a memorable solid of characters, Misplaced Kingdom brings to life the conflict between a susceptible Polynesian individuals and relentlessly increasing capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries mix right into a sweeping story of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall.
On the heart of the story is Lili‘uokalani, the final queen of Hawai‘i. Born in 1838, she lived by the practically full financial transformation of the islands. Profitable sugar plantations regularly subsumed the vast majority of the land, owned virtually completely by white planters, dubbed the “Sugar Kings.” Hawai‘i turned a prize within the contest between America, Britain, and France, every searching for to broaden their army and industrial affect within the Pacific.
The monarchy had turn into a figurehead, sufferer to manipulation from the rich sugar plantation homeowners. Lili‘u was decided to enact a structure to reinstate the monarchy’s energy however was outmaneuvered by america. The annexation of Hawai‘i had begun, ushering in a brand new century of American imperialism.
“An vital chapter in our nationwide historical past, one that almost all Individuals don’t know however ought to.” —The New York Occasions E-book Evaluate
“Siler offers us a riveting and intimate have a look at the rise and tragic fall of Hawaii’s royal household . . . A reminder that Hawaii stays one of the vital breathtaking locations on the earth. Even when the dominion is misplaced.” —Fortune
“[A] well-researched, properly contextualized historical past . . . [Indeed] ‘one of the vital audacious land grabs of the Gilded Age.’” —Los Angeles Occasions

Writer‏:‎Atlantic Month-to-month Press (January 3, 2012)
Publication date‏:‎January 3, 2012
File measurement‏:‎2279 KB
Textual content-to-Speech‏:‎Enabled
Display Reader‏:‎Supported
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Print size‏:‎449 pages

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