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Grapes of Canaan: Hawaii 1820

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On January 7, 1822, in a grass house on the dry, dusty plain of Kawaiaha'o, half a mile from the busy seaport village of Honolulu, an event of unparalleled significance took place.

While a number of Native Hawaiians looked on, Chief Ke'eaumoku (the brother of Queen Ka'ahumanu), mission leader Hiram Bingham, the trader James Hunnewell, and two ship captains, observed with ke

Hardcover, 334 pages
Published June 11th 1998 by Ox Bow Press (first published June 1998)
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Oct 10, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it
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"Grapes of Canaan: Hawaii 1820" is a biography about the first Protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian islands based on letters, journals, and other documents from the time written by the people described in the book. It covered a period from 1819 to 1827.

The book described the difficulties the missionaries faced and the changes that occurred in the islands as the missionaries developed a Hawaiian written language, taught it, started translating the Bible, and spread the Good News about Christ.
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