This Book in General Ebooks Android (?)

How to use General E-Books QR-codes

May be you will be interested in other books by Sarah Vowell:

Unfamiliar Fishes
by
Sarah Vowell

Author:

Title: Unfamiliar Fishes

Rating:
5583 downloads, last downloaded at September 22, 2018

ISBN: 9781101486450, 9781594487873, 9781594485640

Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing. From the arrival of the New England missionaries in 1820, who came to Christianize the local heathens, to the coup d'état led by the missionaries' sons in 1893, overthrowing the Hawaiian queen, the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling, if often appalling or tragic, characters. Whalers who fire cannons at the Bible-­thumpers denying them their god-­given right to whores; an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-­husband; sugar barons, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen, a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded the first Hawaiian-­born president of the United States during his 2009 inaugural parade. With her trademark wry insights and reporting, Vowell sets out to discover the odd, emblematic, and exceptional history of the fiftieth state. In examining the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn, she finds America again, warts and all.

edit genres

Genres by usersbeta

No genres by users yet

Comments

No comments yet