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Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World

Gregory Rosenthal


In the century from the death of Captain James Cook in 1779 to the rise of the sugar plantations in the 1870s, thousands of Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) men left Hawaiʻi to work on ships at sea and in nā ʻāina ʻē (foreign lands). Beyond Hawaiʻi tells the story of these forgotten indigenous migrant workers and their experiences of global capitalism. Each chapter tells a unique narrative of a different Pacific Ocean industry and those Hawaiian workers who traveled and toiled there: from sandalwood harvesting to whaling to guano mining to gold mining—in Hawaiʻi, California, the Arctic Ocean, Ch ... More

Keywords: Hawaiʻi, Pacific, labor, migrant labor, capitalism, world, global, indigenous

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520295063
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520295063.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Rosenthal, author
Roanoke College