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Hamakua Hero : a true plantation story

Author: P Y Iwasaki; Berido
Publisher: Honolulu : Bess Press, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Katsu Goto, a Japanese man who moved to Honokaa, Hawaii, in 1884 to seek his fortune. After three years as a contract laborer on a sugar plantation, Goto became the first Japanese store owner in Honokaa and a respected member of the community, but in 1889, Goto was found lynched after being accused of causing unrest among the laborers that led to the burning of a sugarcane field.
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Katsu Goto
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Y Iwasaki; Berido
ISBN: 9781573063210 1573063215
OCLC Number: 682927816
Notes: "First published as 'Hidden Hero' in Japan in 2008 by Daiwa Printing Company"--T.p. verso.
" 'Hamakua Hero: a true plantation story' is a creative work based on actual events and characters according to various sources including personal interviews with Dr. Fumiko Kaya. Portions of the narration, chronology, events, characters, and dialogue may have been altered and/or adapted in the interest of storytelling. This work is not a definitive historical summary"--T.p. verso.
Description: 74 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm.
Other Titles: Hidden hero
Responsibility: story by P.Y. Iwasaki ; art by Berido ; [touch-up art, lettering, and editing by Doghouse Illustration].

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The story of Katsu Goto, a Japanese man who moved to Honokaa, Hawaii, in 1884 to seek his fortune. After three years as a contract laborer on a sugar plantation, Goto became the first Japanese store owner in Honokaa and a respected member of the community, but in 1889, Goto was found lynched after being accused of causing unrest among the laborers that led to the burning of a sugarcane field.

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1880's Hawaiian-Japanese Relations

by bemisjil (WorldCat user published 2013-02-24) Very Good Permalink

Relying on personal interviews with Dr. Fumiko Kobayakawa Kaya, Goto’s niece, and period newspaper...
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