History of the Hawaiian Kingdom
This revised edition of the widely used 7th-grade textbook History of the Hawaiian Kingdom is designed to meet DOE Social Studies Content Standards in a semester-long course. It features
- Chapters covering unification of the kingdom, contact with Westerners, the Mahele, the influence of the sugar industry, and the overthrow of the monarchy rewritten for easier readability
- New color illustrations including paintings by Herb Kawainui Kane, never-before-published portraits of the monarchs, vintage postcards, and then-and-now photographs
- Photographs, drawings, and primary source documents from local archives and collections
- Challenging vocabulary defined in the text margins
- Appendixes covering the formation of the islands, Hawaiʻi’s geography, and Polynesian migration
- A timeline and a bibliography
by Norris W. Potter, Lawrence M. Kasdon, Dr. Ann Rayson
“Would you believe—a 7th grade textbook all of us can enjoy? Well that is exactly what the newly revised edition of History of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Norris Potter, Lawrence Kasdon & Ann Rayson is—a complete course book with enough extra feature to please the public at large.
Excellent chapters with eye-catching illustrations present island geography information on Polynesian migration and even an easy-to-read time line with both Hawaiian and U.S. events highlighted for comparison purposes.
All in all this is a book everyone will want to own. The artwork alone makes it a keeper.”
“The collaborative effort of Norris W. Potter, Lawrence M. Kasdon and Ann Rayson, History of the Hawaiian Kingdom, is a solidly written and easily accessible reference for readers of all ages and backgrounds concerning the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom from the arrival of Captain Cook in 1775 down to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy by American forces near the beginning of the twentieth century.
Color illustrations and informative text make for an excellent general primer and resource.”