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From King cane to the last sugar mill : agricultural technology and the making of Hawaiʻi's premier crop

Author: C Allan Jones; Robert V Osgood
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015.
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"From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill focuses on the technological and scientific advances that allowed Hawai'i's sugar industry to become a world leader and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC & S) to survive into the twenty-first century. The authors, both agricultural scientists, offer a detailed history of the industry and its contributions, balanced with discussion of the enormous societal and  Read more...
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Jones, C. Allan.
From King cane to the last sugar mill.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014033715
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Allan Jones; Robert V Osgood
ISBN: 9780824854072 0824854071
OCLC Number: 905636888
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Birth of an industry: to 1875 --
Sugar booms: 1876 to 1897 --
Industry growth and labor unrest: 1898 to 1929 --
Depression, war, federal legislation, science, and technology: 1930 to 1969 --
Drip irrigation and new disease resistant varieties save HC & S: 1970 to 2013.
Responsibility: C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood.

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