Islands in Transition: The Past, Present, and Future of Hawaiʻi's Economy
Thomas K. Hitch
Hardcover, 376 pp.
The first section traces the development of Hawaii's economy from the moneyless, sharing, tribute, and barter system of the native culture to a plantation economy dominated by the Big Five. In the second section, Hitch, an expert on the state until his death in 1989, describes the further development.