Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawaiʻi (2009)
America's long century of imperial adventures began with the illegal occupation of Hawaiʻi. As the nineteenth century waned, Hawaiʻiʻs missionary descendants and America's diplomatic representatives incessantly pressured the royal governments for ever-increasing control, eventually overthrowing Hawaiʻiʻs monarch. In Nation Within, journalist/historian Tom Coffman tells the heartfelt story of Hawaiʻiʻs resistance to annexation, both in Washington and Honolulu, and the role of Theodore Roosevelt and others who fueled Americas drive for global power. The Nation Magazine calls Nation Within, "the best single book" on America's occupation of Hawaiʻi.
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