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The Resource From King cane to the last sugar mill : agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop, C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood

From King cane to the last sugar mill : agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop, C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood

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From King cane to the last sugar mill : agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop
Title
From King cane to the last sugar mill
Title remainder
agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop
Statement of responsibility
C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood
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Language
eng
Summary
"From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill focuses on the technological and scientific advances that allowed Hawai'i's sugar industry to become a world leader and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC & S) to survive into the twenty-first century. The authors, both agricultural scientists, offer a detailed history of the industry and its contributions, balanced with discussion of the enormous societal and environmental changes due to its aggressive search for labor, land, and water. Sugarcane cultivation in Hawai'i began with the arrival of Polynesian settlers, expanded into a commercial crop in the mid-1800s, and became a significant economic and political force by the end of the nineteenth century. Hawai'i's sugar industry entered the twentieth century heralding major improvements in sugarcane varieties, irrigation systems, fertilizer use, biological pest control, and the use of steam power for field and factory operations. By the 1920s, the industry was among the most technologically advanced in the world. Its expansion, however, was not without challenges. Hawai'i's annexation by the United States in 1898 invalidated the Kingdom's contract labor laws, reduced the plantations' hold on labor, and resulted in successful strikes by Japanese and Filipino workers. The industry survived the low sugar prices of the Great Depression and labor shortages of World War II by mechanizing to increase productivity. The 1950s and 1960s saw science-driven gains in output and profitability, but the following decades brought unprecedented economic pressures that reduced the number of plantations from twenty-seven in 1970 to only four in 2000. By 2011 only one plantation remained. Hawai'i's last surviving sugar mill, HC & S -- with its large size, excellent water resources, and efficient irrigation and automated systems -- remained generally profitable into the 2000s. Severe drought conditions, however, caused substantial operating losses in 2008 and 2009. Though profits rebounded, local interest groups have mounted legal challenges to HC & S's historic water rights and the public health effects of preharvest burning. While the company has experimented with alternative harvesting methods to lessen environmental impacts, HC & S has yet to find those to be economically viable. As a result, the future of the last sugar company in Hawai'i remains uncertain."--
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digitized
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Publisher's website
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Jones, C. Allan
Dewey number
338.1/736109969
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9107.H3
LC item number
J65 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Osgood, Robert V.
Series statement
EBSCO Academic Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sugarcane
  • Sugarcane industry
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Sugarcane industry
  • Hawaii
Label
From King cane to the last sugar mill : agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop, C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of an industry: to 1875 -- Sugar booms: 1876 to 1897 -- Industry growth and labor unrest: 1898 to 1929 -- Depression, war, federal legislation, science, and technology: 1930 to 1969 -- Drip irrigation and new disease resistant varieties save HC & S: 1970 to 2013
Control code
905636888
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824854072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt13n7n2m
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not applicable
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not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905636888
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
From King cane to the last sugar mill : agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop, C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of an industry: to 1875 -- Sugar booms: 1876 to 1897 -- Industry growth and labor unrest: 1898 to 1929 -- Depression, war, federal legislation, science, and technology: 1930 to 1969 -- Drip irrigation and new disease resistant varieties save HC & S: 1970 to 2013
Control code
905636888
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824854072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13n7n2m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905636888
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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