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The Island Edge of America: A Political History of Hawaii

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In his most challenging work to date, journalist and author Tom Coffman offers readers a new and much-needed political narrative of twentieth-century Hawai'i. The Island Edge of America reinterprets the major events leading up to and following statehood in 1959: U.S. annexation of the Hawaiian kingdom, the wartime crisis of the Japanese-American community, post-war labor ...more
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Published March 1st 2003 by University of Hawaii Press
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Strongest on statehood through the early eighties. Does a good job of recounting the rise of the Democratic Party in Hawaii and the elements that made it work. Really didn't have all that much on the success of the Republican Party in the late 1980s, the real rise of the Hawaiian sovereignity movement or the eventual conclusion of the H3 project.
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Tom Coffman is an independent researcher, writer, and producer. He graduated from the William Allen White School, Kansas University, with a Bachelor in Journalism, and became a reporter for United Press International in New Mexico in 1965. Within a year, the managing editor of the Honolulu Advertiser loaned Coffman plane fare to come to Hawaii, where he became state government reporter for the Adv ...more
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