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The Resource Sovereign sugar : industry and environment in Hawaiʻi, Carol A. MacLennan

Sovereign sugar : industry and environment in Hawaiʻi, Carol A. MacLennan

Label
Sovereign sugar : industry and environment in Hawaiʻi
Title
Sovereign sugar
Title remainder
industry and environment in Hawaiʻi
Statement of responsibility
Carol A. MacLennan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although little remains of Hawai'i's plantation economy, the sugar industry's past dominance has created the Hawai'i 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 Hawai'i's industrial sugar history. Sovereign Sugar unravels the tangled relationship between the sugar industry and Hawai'i's cultural and natural landscapes. It is the first work to fully examine the complex tapestry of socioeconomic, political, and environmental forces that shaped sugar's role in Hawai'i. While early Polynesian and European influences on island ecosystems started the process of biological change, plantation agriculture, with its voracious need for land and water, profoundly altered Hawai'i's landscape. MacLennan focuses on the rise of industrial and political power among the sugar planter elite and its political-ecological consequences. The book opens in the 1840s when the Hawaiian Islands were under the influence of American missionaries. Changes in property rights and the move toward Western governance, along with the demands of a growing industrial economy, pressed upon the new Hawaiian nation and its forests and water resources. Subsequent chapters trace island ecosystems, plantation communities, and natural resource policies through time--by the 1930s, the sugar economy engulfed both human and environmental landscapes. The author argues that sugar manufacture has not only significantly transformed Hawai'i but its legacy provides lessons for future outcomes
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacLennan, Carol A
Dewey number
338.4/766412209969
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9107.H3
LC item number
M33 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sugarcane industry
  • Human ecology
  • Hawaii
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Sugarcane industry
  • Hawaii
Label
Sovereign sugar : industry and environment in Hawaiʻi, Carol A. MacLennan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Waves of influence -- Sugar's ecology -- Four families -- Five companies -- Agricultural landscapes -- Plantation centers -- Sugar's industrial complex -- Plantation community -- 1930s island tour -- Planters organize -- Resource policy
Control code
875895012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824871536
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p4pg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895012
Label
Sovereign sugar : industry and environment in Hawaiʻi, Carol A. MacLennan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Waves of influence -- Sugar's ecology -- Four families -- Five companies -- Agricultural landscapes -- Plantation centers -- Sugar's industrial complex -- Plantation community -- 1930s island tour -- Planters organize -- Resource policy
Control code
875895012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 378 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824871536
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p4pg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895012

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