kris_inwood , to demography avatar

Sex imbalance varied by ethnicity & influenced marital decisions & hhold composition at a time of rising ethnic intermarriage in early 20thC Hawaii, according to Sumner LaCroix & coauthors in a new Asia-Pacific Economic History Review paper.

@economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon @archaeodons

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  • CarveHerName , to random avatar

    , 29 Jan 1891, Liliʻuokalani is sworn in as Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

    She is the first, and only, regnant queen of the country and is deposed in a coup in 1893 that was supported by the US marines arriving.

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    Anyone want to learn more? You can check out this book:

    'Lost Kingdom: the Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure.' Here is my review.



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    @bloodravenlib @CarveHerName @bookstodon @librarians History is good for everyone involved. That is, past, present and future people.

    Thank you, A. Rivera @bloodravenlib

    Thank you, Julia Flynn Siler, for "Lost Kingdom: the Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure"

    I LOVE Hawaii, and I grateful I'm a Child of Earth.

    MikeDunnAuthor , to bookstadon avatar

    Today in Labor History January 26, 1808: Soldiers took over New South Wales, Australia, during the Rum Rebellion. It was Australia’s only military coup. At the time, NSW was a British penal colony. William Bligh was governor of the territory. This was the same William Bligh who was an officer under Captain Cook when he attempted to kidnap the King of Hawai’i. He was also the same William Bligh who was overthrown in the Mutiny on the Bounty, in 1789. It is questionable why the British thought he’d do better in charge of a bunch of prisoners and unruly soldiers, than he did with a bunch of sailors. Perhaps they were just desperate. One of Bligh’s commissions was to reign in the Rum Corps, which held a monopoly on the illegal rum trade in Australia. They also controlled the sale of other commodities. Bligh started to enforce penalties for the illegal sale and importation of liquor. He also tried to provide relief to farmers, suffering from recent flooding and price-gouging by the Rum Corps, by providing provisions from the colony’s stores. The monopolists didn’t like his looting of the stores, from which they were profiting handsomely, nor his enforcement of the liquor laws. So, they arrested him and deported him to Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land. The military remained in control of NSW until 1810.


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  • MikeDunnAuthor , to bookstadon avatar

    Today in Labor History January 12, 1876: Working class novelist Jack London was born. As a kid, he was an oyster pirate in Oakland, along the shores of the San Francisco Bay. As a young man, he became a hobo, riding the rails from town to town, looking for handouts and sometimes work. He wrote about these experiences in his short novel, “The Road.” He was also a lifelong alcoholic, which contributed to his early death. In his novel, “John Barleycorn,” he wrote about both his alcoholism and his experiences as a laborer in numerous low-paid, backbreaking jobs. He was also a socialist and a champion of unions and working-class activism. With respect to strikebreakers, he famously wrote: "After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, the vampire, He had some awful substance left with which He made a scab. A scab is a two-legged animal with a cork-screw soul, a water-logged brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles." London was also one of the first Haoles (non-Native Hawaiian, or white person) to learn how to surf in Hawaii.


    kris_inwood , to economics avatar

    Program & registration is now available for Asia-Pacific Economic & Business History Conference 16-18 Feb 2024 in Honolulu. 36 exciting papers inc 8 Chinese & 8 Australian economic history. Plenary speaker Zhiwu Chen (HKU). Host is the wonderful Sumner La Croix.
    @economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon

    appassionato , to bookstodon avatar

    Ghosts of Honolulu

    A U.S. naval counterintelligence officer working to safeguard Pearl Harbor; a Japanese spy ordered to Hawaii to gather information on the American fleet. On December 7, 1941, their hidden stories are exposed by a morning of bloodshed that would change the world forever.


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  • mk30 , to plants avatar

    my neighbor's rainbow eucalyptus in the morning sun 🌞


    SteveMcCarty , to religion avatar

    I've been surrounded by people of and Asian heritage since my 20s in , so it's an odd feeling to see mostly foreign tourists in on a weekday. They seem to be fanning out to places I go for walks but are less spectacular than the famous temples you pay to enter. In the future I think much of could be like Hawaii, with tourism and immigrants like myself attracted to the relatively well-preserved culture and nature.

    On a typical spur-of-the-moment walk, I spent no money except on a short train ride and walked through the tourist street past Gion, through Yasaka Shrine and Maruyama Park to the temple Chion-In. It's a headquarters of a major Pure Land sect with numerous parishioners, some tending to their ancestors, unlike either the open air museum type of temples or Zen centers.

    I slipped into Kyōto and back home just before an explosive thunderstorm. Limited to four photos and captions, here is a bit of the flavor of Chion-In.


    Pagoda of Chion-In.
    Pond of summer-blossoming giant lotuses, while leaves are starting to change to autumn colors.
    Sect founder Saint Hōnen (法然上人).

    appassionato , to bookstodon avatar

    Hawaiian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Big Island, Starting From Ancient Hawaii to the Present

    Just how did the ancient Hawaiians sail thousands of miles of open ocean without modern methods, without getting lost, and somehow finding new islands? How did such a rich culture even come to exist on perhaps the most isolated archipelago in the world?


    APEHR , to economics avatar

    Asia-Pacific Economic & Bus History Cons
    Univ of Hawai‘, Feb 17-18 2024
    All topics welcome, particular interest in institutions & organizations.
    Prof Zhiwu Chen will give the 2024 Butlin Lecture
    Proposals to by Sept 30
    Graduate student support available
    @economics @demography @econhist @anthropology @econhistory @politicalscience @sociology @archaeodons @geography

    kris_inwood , to economics avatar

    CFP: Asia-Pacific Economic & Business History Conf
    University of Hawai‘I, Feb 17-18 2024
    All topics welcome w particular interest in institutions & organizations.
    Prof Zhiwu Chen will give the 2024 Noel Butlin Lecture
    Proposals to by Sept 30
    Graduate student support available
    @economics @econhist @politicalscience @sociology @archaeodons @geography

    mk30 , to plants avatar

    what you would see if you were hanging out in a breadfruit tree :}


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