This chapter describes events that occurred before and after Hawaii's statehood. These include the reversal of the Smith Act convictions, which was another setback for their anticommunist antagonists; the contentious negotiations between employers and the International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), which represented sugar workers; the Sugar Strike of 1958; decline of the left-wing and mainstream press; the rise in tourist spending; the ILWU's engagement was with Cuba; the increase in profound regret at the prospect of Hawaii statehood; the long-term trend of reduction of the number of sugar workers after statehood; Frank Marshall Davis' continued crusade against racism in Hawaii.
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