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Fighting in ParadiseLabor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii$
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Gerald Horne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835026

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.001.0001

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Toward Statehood

Toward Statehood

(p.313) Chapter 17 Toward Statehood
Fighting in Paradise

Gerald Horne

University of Hawai'i Press

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.

Keywords:   Hawaii, statehood, anticommunists, Smith Act, International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union, ILWU, sugar workers, labor unions

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