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Author Graham, Wade,
Title Braided waters : environment and society in Molokai, Hawaii / Wade Graham.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]

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Author Graham, Wade,
Series Western histories ; 11
Western histories ; 11.
Subject Human ecology -- Hawaii -- Molokai.
Political ecology -- Hawaii -- Molokai.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Hawaii -- Molokai -- History.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- Hawaii -- Molokai.
Molokai (Hawaii) -- History.
Alt Name Worster, Donald, 1941-
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / by Donald Worster -- Introduction : outer island, in between -- Wet and dry : the Polynesian period, 400-1778 -- Traffick and taboo : trade, biological exchange, and law in the making of a new Pacific world, 1778-1848 -- A good land: Molokai after the Mahele, 1845-1869 -- The bonanza horizon: Molokai in the Sugar Era, 1870-1893 -- A bigger, better Hawaii: making an American Molokai, 1893-1957 -- From lonely isle to friendly isle: economic struggles in the twentieth century and the future of "the most Hawaiian island" -- Conclusion : two experiences of settlement.
Summary "Braided Waters sheds new light on the relationship between environment and society by charting the history of Hawaii's Molokai island over a thousand-year period of repeated settlement. From the arrival of the first Polynesians to contact with eighteenth-century European explorers and traders to our present era, this study shows how the control of resources--especially water--in a fragile, highly variable environment, has had profound effects on the history of Hawaii. Wade Graham examines the ways environmental variation repeatedly shapes human social and economic structures and how, in turn, man-made environmental degradation influences and reshapes societies. A key finding of this study is how deep structures of place interact with distinct cultural patterns across different societies to produce similar social and environmental outcomes, in both the Polynesian and modern eras--a case of historical isomorphism with profound implications for global environmental history"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780520970656 (epub)
9780520298590 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC # 1043968583
Additional Format Print version: Graham, Wade, author. Braided waters Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520298590 (DLC) 2018025160

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