I’ve been busy this week. I have updated the links on the four sugar plantation histories articles on YourIslandRoutes.com.
If you aren’t familiar with these articles, there is one for the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Information varies by business, but some included information on the founders and when the operation ended. I’ve included links to historical information, photographs, and newspaper articles when I located them on the web.
It is not a comprehensive list by all means. I am sure I missed many plantations. Hopefully, I’ve provide enough information for many individuals to locate the one that their ancestors worked on.
Here are the articles:
Sugar Plantation Histories: Island of Hawaii
If you’re looking to expand your understanding of the sugar plantation era, there are a couple of books you should check out: Pau Hana by Ronald Takaki, Hawaiian Kingdom: 1874-1893 by Ralph S. Kuykendall, Shoal of Time by Gavan Davis, and Grove Farm Plantation by Bob Krauss. I particularly recommend Pau Hana and Grove Farm Plantation for their varying perspectives of life on a plantation.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com