Images of America: Filipinos in Hawaii

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Arcadia Publishing
Theodore S. Gonsalves and Roderick Labrador
Softcover, 128 pp.

Nearly one in four persons in Hawai‘i is of Filipino heritage. Representing one-fifth of the state’s workforce, Filipinos have been in Hawai‘i for more than a century, turning the rough and raw materials of sugar and pineapple into billion-dollar commodities. This book traces a history from 1946—the last year that sakadas (plantation workers) were imported from the Philippines—to the centennial year of their settlement in Hawai‘i. Filipinos are central to much that has been built and cherished in the state, including the agricultural industry, tourism, military presence, labor movements, community activism, politics, education, entertainment, and sports.

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