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From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawai‘i’s Premier Crop by C Allan Jones and Robert V Osgood (review)

From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawai‘i’s... 202 the contemporary pacific • 29:1 (2017) From King Cane to the Last Sugar the last remaining sugar mill to survive Mill: Agricultural Technology and into the twenty-first century. the Making of Hawai‘i’s Premier Jones and Osgood begin in chapter Crop, by C Allan Jones and Robert 1 by describing the indigenous agri- V Osgood. Honolulu: University cultural infrastructure in conjunction of Hawai‘i Press, 2015. isbn 978- with Hawaiian political organization 0-8248-4000-6, xvi + 228 pages, prior to the arrival of Westerners in notes, literature cited, index. Cloth, the eighteenth century. With the emer- us$45.00. gence of the first commercial sugar company in the late 1830s, the Cali- From King Cane to the Last Sugar fornia gold rush, the US Civil War, and Mill is a thorough interdisciplinary the decline of the whaling industry analysis of the agricultural technol- incentivized expansion of large-scale ogy used to cultivate sugarcane in the sugarcane cultivation. Due to the pass- Hawaiian Islands, starting with the ing of the Reciprocity Treaty of 1876, plant’s earliest cultivation by Polyne- the Hawaiian sugar industry boomed, sian settlers circa ad 500 and ending increasing production twenty-fold with the last remaining sugar company between 1876 and 1896. During http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawai‘i’s Premier Crop by C Allan Jones and Robert V Osgood (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 29 (1) – Jan 21, 2017

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202 the contemporary pacific • 29:1 (2017) From King Cane to the Last Sugar the last remaining sugar mill to survive Mill: Agricultural Technology and into the twenty-first century. the Making of Hawai‘i’s Premier Jones and Osgood begin in chapter Crop, by C Allan Jones and Robert 1 by describing the indigenous agri- V Osgood. Honolulu: University cultural infrastructure in conjunction of Hawai‘i Press, 2015. isbn 978- with Hawaiian political organization 0-8248-4000-6, xvi + 228 pages, prior to the arrival of Westerners in notes, literature cited, index. Cloth, the eighteenth century. With the emer- us$45.00. gence of the first commercial sugar company in the late 1830s, the Cali- From King Cane to the Last Sugar fornia gold rush, the US Civil War, and Mill is a thorough interdisciplinary the decline of the whaling industry analysis of the agricultural technol- incentivized expansion of large-scale ogy used to cultivate sugarcane in the sugarcane cultivation. Due to the pass- Hawaiian Islands, starting with the ing of the Reciprocity Treaty of 1876, plant’s earliest cultivation by Polyne- the Hawaiian sugar industry boomed, sian settlers circa ad 500 and ending increasing production twenty-fold with the last remaining sugar company between 1876 and 1896. During

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Published: Jan 21, 2017

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