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Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawaii

Carol A. MacLennan


Although little remains of Hawaiʻi's plantation economy, the sugar industry's past dominance has created the Hawaiʻi we see today. Many of the most pressing and controversial issues—urban and resort development, water rights, expansion of suburbs into agriculturally rich lands, pollution from herbicides, invasive species in native forests, an unsustainable economy—can be tied to Hawaiʻi's industrial sugar history. This book unravels the tangled relationship between the sugar industry and Hawaiʻi's cultural and natural landscapes. It is the first work to fully examine the complex tapestry of so ... More

Keywords: Hawaiʻi, plantation economy, sugar industry, plantation agriculture, Hawaiian landscape, political power, industrial power, island ecosystems, Hawaiian culture, sugar economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839499
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol A. MacLennan, author
Michigan Technological University

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