The subject matter was adapted for use in a one-semester course and is comprised of over 200 photographs, drawings, and primary source documents from archival and private collections. This history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, its people, and its government was written by educators in the schools of Hawai‘i. The original book, Hawaii: Our Island State, was revised and updated to fulfill the resource need covering the recorded historical period from the Western contact era in 1778 to the annexation of Hawai‘i by the United States in 1898 as a single semester course. This current edition focuses on: island unification, Cook’s arrival, the kapu system, missionary arrival, early kingdom economy, foreign influence, immigration, constitutional monarchy, land tenure, and the overthrow.
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