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America Goes Hawaiian

The Influence of Pacific Island Culture on the Mainland

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America Goes Hawaiian by Geoff Alexander
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How did Hawaiin and Polynesian culture come to dramatically alter American music, fashion and decor, as well as ideas about race, in fewer less than a century? It began with mainland hula and musical performances in the late 19th century, rose dramatically as millions shipped to Hawaii during the Pacific War, then made big leap with the advent of low-cost air travel. By the end of the 1950s, mainlanders were hosting tiki parties, listening to exotica music, lazing on rattan furniture in Hawaiian shirts and, of course, surfing. The author describes how this cultural conquest came about and the people and events that led to it.

Author Biography

Geoff Alexander is the founder and director of the Academic Film Archive of North America, in San Jose, California, the first archive solely dedicated to the history, preservation, and scholarship of the classroom educational film.
Release date NZ
October 30th, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
45 photographs (8 page colour insert)
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
199
ISBN-13
9781476669496
Product ID
27876912

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