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Author Siler, Julia Flynn

Title Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings and America's first imperial adventure / Julia Flynn Siler

Publ Info New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2012]
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2012]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Warwick  DU627.18 .S55 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DU627.18 .S55 2012    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  DU627.18 .S55 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xxx, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Maps on endpapers
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-395) and index
Contents Island kingdom. Born in paradise ; Progress and liberty ; Aloha ; High chiefs of Sugardom ; Pele's wrath -- The House of Kalkaua. Merrie monarch ; To England ; Bayonet Constitution ; Be not deceived ; Enemies in the household -- Manifest Destiny. Pious adventurers ; Crime of the century ; Secrets of the flower beds ; Kingdom come ; Born under an unlucky star
Note Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, "Lost Hawaii" brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i
LC subject Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917 -- Political and social views
United States -- Relations -- Hawaii
Hawaii -- Relations -- United States
ISBN 9780802120014