A Concise History of the Hawaiian Islands
The major events and personalities in Hawaiian history from the first human landfall through the sovereignty movement of the late 1990’s. This new, updated edition also includes the momentous modern events that focused worldwide attention on the 50th state as it celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Most notable of these was the historic election of Hawaii–born Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency.
The history comes to life through illustrations and interesting anecdotes. By investing a couple of hours the casual reader can greatly increase the depth of their understanding of the events that have shaped and continue to shape these magical islands.