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The purposes of paradise : U.S. tourism and empire in Cuba and Hawai'i

Author: Christine Skwiot
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Purposes of Paradise shows how travel and tourism shaped U.S. imperialism in Cuba and Hawai'i between the 1850s, when expansionists imagined them as twin possessions, and revolution and statehood  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Skwiot
ISBN: 0812242440 9780812242447
OCLC Number: 658163474
Description: 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionChapter One: First Fruits of a Tropical EdenChapter Two: Garden Republics or Plantation Regimes?Chapter Three: Royal Resorts for Tropical TrampsChapter Four: Revolutions, Reformations, RestorationsChapter Five: Travels to Another Revolution and to StatehoodConclusionNotesIndexAcknowledgments
Responsibility: Christine Skwiot.


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"A thoroughly researched book that brings political and cultural analysis to bear on a history of United States relations with Cuba and Hawai'i. . . . Skwiot deftly weaves political history with Read more...

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