Talking Hawaii’s Story

Published for the Center for Oral History and the Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i, Talking Hawai‘i’s Story: Oral Histories of an Island People is the first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawai‘i’s Center for Oral History. Twenty-nine extensive oral histories introduce readers to the sights and sounds of territorial Waikiki, to the feeling of community in Palama, in Kona, or on the island of Lana‘i, and even to the experience of a German national interned by the military government after Pearl Harbor. The result is a collection that preserves Hawaii’s social and cultural history through the narratives of the people who lived it—co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends.

May 2009 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3390-9 / $19.00 (PAPER)