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The Resource Hawaiʻi's scenic roads : paving the way for tourism in the islands, Dawn E. Duensing

Hawaiʻi's scenic roads : paving the way for tourism in the islands, Dawn E. Duensing

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Hawaiʻi's scenic roads : paving the way for tourism in the islands
Title
Hawaiʻi's scenic roads
Title remainder
paving the way for tourism in the islands
Statement of responsibility
Dawn E. Duensing
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hawai'i's Scenic Roads examines a century of overland transportation from the Kingdom's first constitutional government until World War II, discovering how roads in the world's most isolated archipelago rivaled those on the U.S. mainland. Building Hawai'i's roads was no easy feat, as engineers confronted a unique combination of circumstances: extreme isolation, mountainous topography, torrential rains, deserts, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and on Haleakalā, freezing temperatures. By investigating the politics and social processes that facilitated road projects, this study explains that foreign settlers wanted roads to "civilize" the Hawaiians and promote western economic development, specifically agriculture. Once sugar became the dominant driver in the economy, civic and political leaders turned their attention to constructing scenic roads. Viewed as "commercial enterprises," scenic byways became an essential factor in establishing tourism as Hawai'i's "third crop" after sugar and pineapple. These thoroughfares also served as playgrounds for the islands' elite residents and wealthy visitors who could afford the luxury of carriage driving, and after 1900, motorcars. Duensing's provocative analysis of the 1924 Hawai'i Bill of Rights reveals that roads played a critical role in redefining the Territory of Hawai'i's status within the United States. Politicians and civic leaders focused on highway funding to argue that Hawai'i was an "integral part of the Union," thus entitled to be treated as if it were a state. By accepting this "Bill of Rights," Congress confirmed the territory's claim to access federal programs, especially highway aid. Washington's subsequent involvement in Hawaii increased, as did the islands' dependence on the national government. Federal money helped the territory weather the Great Depression as it became enmeshed in New Deal programs and philosophy. Although primarily an economic protest, the Hawai'i Bill of Rights was a crucial stepping stone on the path to eventual statehood in 1959. The core of this book is the intriguing tales of road projects that established the islands' most renowned scenic drives, including the Pali Highway, byways around Kīlauea Volcano, Haleakalā Highway, and the Hāna Belt Road. The author's unique approach provides a fascinating perspective for understanding Hawai'i's social dynamics, as well as its political, environmental, and economic history"--The publisher
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P@U
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Duensing, Dawn E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scenic byways
  • Roads
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Roads
  • Scenic byways
  • Hawaii
Label
Hawaiʻi's scenic roads : paving the way for tourism in the islands, Dawn E. Duensing
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roads to civilize a nation -- Pathways to progress -- Hawaiʻi drives its way into the Union -- From footpath to freeway -- Scenic roads: paving the way for tourism -- NPS roads on Hawaiʻi: laying lightly on the land -- Haleakala Highway: bringing the world to Maui
Control code
ocn905636926
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824839291
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3413809
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905636926
Label
Hawaiʻi's scenic roads : paving the way for tourism in the islands, Dawn E. Duensing
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roads to civilize a nation -- Pathways to progress -- Hawaiʻi drives its way into the Union -- From footpath to freeway -- Scenic roads: paving the way for tourism -- NPS roads on Hawaiʻi: laying lightly on the land -- Haleakala Highway: bringing the world to Maui
Control code
ocn905636926
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824839291
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3413809
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905636926

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