YANKEES IN PARADISE -THE NEW ENGLAND IMPACT ON HAWAII-
J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY
In 1820 a little group of New England missionaries made a five-month voyage around the Horn to found a perfect Christian community in the paradise of the Pacific.But they didn't reckon with the pleasure-loving nature of the natives, the intrigues of the island chiefs, the encroachment of the English and French, the disconcerting effects of the traders and beachcombers who were accepting the easy favors of the natives, or the conflicting personalities in their own group.
The natives were on the whole gentle, trusting creatures, and in some ways were too ready to embrace the overtures of the religious brethren, that is, they embraced the forms without having any notion of the substance.
But the missionaries persisted. They built churches and schools. They helped the native chiefs set up laws and government. Some, resigning from the mission, went into politics to give practical help. The influential Binghams,the Whitneys, the Richards, King Liholiho, the Regent Kaahumanu are just a few of the personalities portrayed with color and reality From private diaries, mission journals and other original sources, Bradford Smith has reconstructed the story of American beginnings in Hawaii with absorbing completeness.
Here is the impact of religion on sex and vice versa. The impact of civilized on primitive life and vice versa. It is a realistic early history of Hawaii, full of humor and drama, heroes and villains, cupidity and idealism - a Yankee conquest, not by force but by cultural and spiritual example.
Laura Fish Judd の「Honolulu」、Francis John Halford の「 9 DOCTORS & GOD 」と同様にGrove Dayの「Books about Hawaii-FIFTY BASIC AUTORS-」で紹介されている一冊。宣教師がハワイ先住民の生活・文化に与えた影響を考察した定評ある書である。
著者のBradford Smithは戦前まで立教大学（Saint Paul’s University）に英文学の教師として、戦時中はOffice of War Informationに勤務。1948年には「Americans from Japan」（日系アメリカ人に関する書）を上梓。
2 KINDRED IN CHRIST
3 THE ISLES SHALL WAIT FOR HIS LAW
4 A FAIR HAVEN
5 PRODIGAL SONS
6 PLURAL MARRIAGE AND SINGULAR PEOPLE
7 THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
9 THE KING IS DEAD
10 ENTER SAILORS, DEMANDING WOMEN
11 GOD SEND Us A SPEEDY DELIVERY
12 THE CONSUL’S Cow
13 THE FIRST DECADE
14 THE PRINCESS MISBEHAVES
15 PARADISE INDEED
16 A YEAR OF THE RIGHT HAND OF THE MOST HIGH
17 UNDER FIRE
18 THE CHIEFS’ CHILDREN’S SCHOOL
20 DAMN THE MISSIONARIES!
21 WITH BENEFIT OF CLERGY
22 THE POWER BEHIND THE THRONE
23 THE GREAT MAHELE
24 MULTIPLYING LIKE THE JEws IN EGYPT
25 PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELEF
26 SISTERS, COUSINS, AUNTS
27 DID THEY DO GOOD-OR WELL?
SOME IMPORTANT HAWAIIANS (1820-1854)
MEMBERS OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS MISSION