Remember the Golden Years of Hawaii Sugar Plantation Life
Sugarcane Days is a nostalgic collection of photos and stories from the archives of the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. These provide insight into plantation life, from the hard work of immigrant laborers to the innovative spirit of plantation people to the vibrant community life of the plantation camps between the end of World War II and the 1960s.
Sugarcane Days was published in time for the closing of the HC&S plantation, the last sugar plantation in Hawaii, and it offers a glimpse of a time when life revolved around the sugar crop that sustained the islands.
What Others Are Saying:
“Love the book. Great illustration of plantation life and wonderful, industrious, people who had pride in what they did. They truly did belong to a special cane club.”
“Acclaimed Maui author Jill Engledow once again hits it out of the park with Sugarcane Days, a compelling collection of stories and photographs of Maui’s essential history. ”
“A very accurate description of plantation life. I worked there briefly in the late ‘80s and was able to listen to the “old timers” tell their stories of working in the Puunene mill. . . . I’ll never forget the people and friends I was blessed to work with. This book of remembrance will be with me forever.”