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Unfamiliar Fishes

Vowell, Sarah (Audiobook CD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Vowell examines the intriguing history of America's 50th state, beginning with the clash between New England missionaries and Hawaii's laid-back natives of the early 1800s.
Authors: Vowell, Sarah, 1969-
Title: Unfamiliar fishes
[sound recording]
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2011
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (7 hr., 45 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: by Sarah Vowell
Notes: Compact discs
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Recording originally produced by Simon & Schuster, Inc., p2011
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
Summary: Vowell examines the intriguing history of America's 50th state, beginning with the clash between New England missionaries and Hawaii's laid-back natives of the early 1800s.
Additional Contributors: Armisen, Fred - 1966- - Narrator
Hader, Bill - 1978- - Narrator
Hodgman, John - Narrator
Keener, Catherine - Narrator
Norton, Edward - Narrator
Reeves, Keanu - Narrator
Rudd, Paul - Narrator
Rudolph, Maya - Narrator
Slattery, John - 1963- - Narrator
Recorded Books, LLC.
Simon and Schuster, inc
ISBN: 9781449847944
1449847943
Branch Call Number: CD- 996.9 V974u
Performers: Narrated by the author with Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, John Hodgman, Catherin Keener, Edward Norton, Keanu Reeves, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, and John Slattery.
Subject Headings: Hawaii History Hawaii Annexation to the United States Hawaii Colonization Americanization History Imperialism History United States Territorial expansion United States Foreign relations 1897-1901
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Topical Term: Americanization
Imperialism
Publisher No: C5761 Recorded Books
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Vowell examines the intriguing history of America's 50th state, beginning with the clash between New England missionaries and Hawaii's laid-back natives of the early 1800s.


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Jul 25, 2013
  • JCLBarbG rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This may not be my favorite of Sarah Vowell's, however, anything that she reads out loud makes it worthwhile.

Jul 05, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I actually felt this to be a pretty even-handed look at the always painful subject of American subsuming of native peoples, cultures and lands. Hawaii is an excellent example of manifest destiny and its pros (a written language for the natives, a literacy explosion, access to Western goods and services) and its inevitable cons (exposure to infectious diseases, co-opting of Hawai'ian land and government, the near disappearance of cultural traditions and religion.) Funny, informative and clever.

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