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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

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Hardcover, 334 pages
Published June 11th 1998 by Ox Bow Press (first published June 1998)
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Debbie
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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