History of Filipinos in Hawaii Honored in New Book

Local authors release new book featuring stunning collection of vintage photographs
Filipinos in Hawai'i
Filipinos in Hawai'i
Oct. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- New from Arcadia Publishing, Theodore S. Gonzalves and Roderick N. Labrador is Filipinos in Hawaii. This pictorial history is the latest volume in the popular Images of America series and affords readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community.

Nearly one in four persons in Hawai‘i is of Filipino heritage. Representing one-fifth of the state’s workforce, Filipinos have been in Hawai‘i for more than a century, turning the rough and raw materials of sugar and pineapple into billion-dollar commodities.

This book traces that history from 1946—the last year that sakadas (plantation workers) were imported from the Philippines—to the centennial year of their settlement in Hawai‘i. Filipinos are central to much that has been built and cherished in the state, including the agricultural industry, tourism, military presence, labor movements, community activism, politics, education, entertainment and sports.

A portion of the profits from the sale of the book are being donated to the Filipino American Historical Society of Hawaiʻi.

Highlights from the book include:
•   Rituals
•   Communities
•   Social Movements

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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With more than 7,500 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.
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