Hawaiian Dictionary

Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824807030

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 572

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"This standard work of reference... continues offering the happy blend of grammar and lexicon." --American Reference Books Annual For many years, Hawaiian Dictionary has been the definitive and authoritative work on the Hawaiian language. Now this indispensible reference volume has been enlarged and completely revised. More than 3,000 new entries have been added to the Hawaiian-English section, bringing the total number of entries to almost 30,000 and making it the largest and most complete of any Polynesian dictionary. This new edition is more than a dictionary. Containing folklore, poetry, and ethnology, it will benefit Hawaiian studies for years to come.

The Peopling of Hawai'i

Author: Eleanor C. Nordyke

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824811914

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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Hawaii's growth and its outlook for the future are viewed in light of recent demographic data and current events and trends in the completely revised and updated edition of The Peopling of Hawaii. With simplicity and candor, author Eleanor Nordyke describes how Hawaii was settled--first by Polynesians and later by successive waves of new arrivals from nations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. Nordyke presents a concise analysis of current demographic data, accompanied by discussions of each major ethnic group. Well illustrated with photos and graphics, along with a complete appendix of statistical tables, the second edition of The Peopling of Hawaii presents the fascinating history of an island state's population, and underlines Hawaii's greatest challenge--how to share the finite resources of a fragile island environment. Foreword by Robert C. Schmitt

Hawaiian Music in Motion

Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

Author: James Revell Carr

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096525

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Hawaiian Music in Motion explores the performance, reception, transmission, and adaptation of Hawaiian music on board ships and in the islands, revealing the ways both maritime commerce and imperial confrontation facilitated the circulation of popular music in the nineteenth century. James Revell Carr draws on journals and ships' logs to trace the circulation of Hawaiian song and dance worldwide as Hawaiians served aboard American and European ships. He also examines important issues like American minstrelsy in Hawaii and the ways Hawaiians achieved their own ends by capitalizing on Americans' conflicting expectations and fraught discourse around hula and other musical practices.

Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i

A History

Author: H. Arlo Nimmo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486538

Category: History

Page: 249

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When the first Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the volcano goddess Pele was the central deity of a complex religion in the volcano districts of Hawai‘i Island. While native Hawaiians were quickly converted to Christianity, Pele remained remarkably relevant as a deity. This book is a critical biography of the volcano goddess, as well as a history of her religion. Topics covered include the ongoing belief in Pele, her popular manifestations, her ceremonies, her new cultural roles and her current status in Hawai‘i.

Guarding the Golden Door

American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882

Author: Roger Daniels

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466806850

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 8035


As renowned historian Roger Daniels shows in this brilliant new work, America's inconsistent, often illogical, and always cumbersome immigration policy has profoundly affected our recent past. The federal government's efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of immigrants seeking to enter the United States began with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Conceived in ignorance and falsely presented to the public, it had undreamt of consequences, and this pattern has been rarely deviated from since. Immigration policy in Daniels' skilled hands shows Americans at their best and worst, from the nativist violence that forced Theodore Roosevelt's 1907 "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan to the generous refugee policies adopted after World War Two and throughout the Cold War. And in a conclusion drawn from today's headlines, Daniels makes clear how far ignorance, partisan politics, and unintended consequences have overtaken immigration policy during the current administration's War on Terror. Irreverent, deeply informed, and authoritative, Guarding the Golden Door presents an unforgettable interpretation of modern American history.

Hawaiian Lei Making

Step by Step Guide

Author: Laurie Shimizu Ide

Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781566472234

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 63

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Provides information and instructions for beginning and experienced lei-makers, including details on the styles of each of the Hawaiian Islands, designs for specific occasions, and various kinds of native plants used in leis.

Old Hawai'i

an ethnography of Hawaiʻi in the 1880s : based on the research and collections of Eduard Arning in the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin

Author: Eduard Arning,Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 332

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