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Sovereign SugarIndustry and Environment in Hawaii$
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Carol A. MacLennan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839499

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839499.001.0001

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Planters Organize

Planters Organize

(p.220) Ten Planters Organize
Sovereign Sugar

Carol A. MacLennan

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter discusses the history and environmental consequences of planter organization. It shows how every major political event in Hawaiian modern history is infused with sugar's organizational strategy. Visions of an island society transformed by an agriculture based on Western technologies and practices, realized through cooperation and the practice of continuous improvement through observation and research, and upheld by the belief that society must advance through economic development and the creation of wealth at all costs, led to the remaking of an island environment in the image of the industrial West. The social and political consequences were vast, and the future parameters of Hawaiʻi's environmental history established.

Keywords:   environmental consequences, planter organization, Hawaiian modern history, sugar, Hawaiian environmental history, economic development, Western technology, industrial West

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