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Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
Published: 2006/11/17
Channel: jfclay
Hawaii 5-0 - Behind-the-scenes with Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Hawaii 5-0 - Behind-the-scenes with Taylor Wily (Kamekona)
Published: 2012/11/02
Channel: CBS
Aloha!-Big Island of Hawaii Highlights (With Facts/Figures and Hawaiian Music)
Aloha!-Big Island of Hawaii Highlights (With Facts/Figures and Hawaiian Music)
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Andy's Awesome Adventures
Hawaii Five-0 Then And Now 2016
Hawaii Five-0 Then And Now 2016
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: Then And Now - Celebrities TV
A&B To Separate Into Two Publicly Traded Companies
A&B To Separate Into Two Publicly Traded Companies
Published: 2011/12/02
Channel: KITV
Taylor Wily
Taylor Wily's- Big T's Shrimp Truck - Hawaii Five-0
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: Bruce Fisher
Finding the Big Five in Malamala Game Reserve South Africa | Evan Edinger Travel
Finding the Big Five in Malamala Game Reserve South Africa | Evan Edinger Travel
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Evan Edinger Travel
Hawaii 5-O 50 5-0 Five-0 Five-O Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Basketball Mixtape 2015-16
Hawaii 5-O 50 5-0 Five-0 Five-O Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Basketball Mixtape 2015-16
Published: 2016/05/31
Channel: Fake 808 Videos
The Best Hawaii Five-O Episodes
The Best Hawaii Five-O Episodes
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Rankings Channel
Shopping For Airsoft Guns I Ep. 109 (Day 99: Part 2 of 3) - KietTheViet Vlogs
Shopping For Airsoft Guns I Ep. 109 (Day 99: Part 2 of 3) - KietTheViet Vlogs
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: KietTheViet
Hawaii 5-0 / The Groove Attack Big Band
Hawaii 5-0 / The Groove Attack Big Band
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: The Groove Attack Big Band
WIN BIG in Hawaii or New Orleans? Wheel of Fortune Slot Machine LIVE PLAY and Bonuses.
WIN BIG in Hawaii or New Orleans? Wheel of Fortune Slot Machine LIVE PLAY and Bonuses.
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: SDGuy1234 Slot Machine Videos
The Big Five-O
The Big Five-O
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: Pat Wendel
CHASE
CHASE'S 5th BIRTHDAY in HAWAII! Disney Aulani Resort Activities (FUNnel Vision Trip Honolulu Part 1)
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: FUNnel Vision
Hawaii 50 Big Island Trip Day 3
Hawaii 50 Big Island Trip Day 3
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Yoyomax12 Etc.
Team Inland(CA) vs Atlanta Big Five (GA) 2/19/17 First half
Team Inland(CA) vs Atlanta Big Five (GA) 2/19/17 First half
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: J.D. Edwards
Hawaii Island
Hawaii Island's National Parks Documentary
Published: 2014/12/07
Channel: Brad Watanabe
Hawaii Five 0 Intro
Hawaii Five 0 Intro
Published: 2007/04/01
Channel: bfelten
hawaii five-O Big Chicken
hawaii five-O Big Chicken
Published: 2007/07/13
Channel: rohtel
5 MOBILE HAWAII KING ARTHUR 2020 33 BAYOU BIG 5 MR 400 IN DA GRASS.wmv
5 MOBILE HAWAII KING ARTHUR 2020 33 BAYOU BIG 5 MR 400 IN DA GRASS.wmv
Published: 2010/04/17
Channel: trip7downunder
Hawaii Five O Episode Promo Season 6 Episode 3
Hawaii Five O Episode Promo Season 6 Episode 3
Published: 2009/05/16
Channel: Jack Lord
Big BUStA - Hawaii 5-O Theme
Big BUStA - Hawaii 5-O Theme
Published: 2016/11/14
Channel: wildesax
When
When 'Hawaii Five-0' Distracts You from the Presidential Debate
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: The Late Late Show with James Corden
Big O Five-0
Big O Five-0
Published: 2015/04/10
Channel: Hawaiian Happy Cakes LLC
Hawaii Beaches - Five of the best beaches in Hawaii
Hawaii Beaches - Five of the best beaches in Hawaii
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: BeachUSAinfo
Hawaii Pug-Oh / A.R.F. | Full Episode | Puppy Dog Pals | Disney Junior
Hawaii Pug-Oh / A.R.F. | Full Episode | Puppy Dog Pals | Disney Junior
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: disneyjunior
Hawaii Five O : TV Show Theme :Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band : www.debbiecurtis.co.uk
Hawaii Five O : TV Show Theme :Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band : www.debbiecurtis.co.uk
Published: 2007/06/15
Channel: Debbie Curtis Big Band & Debbie Curtis Music (DCRBB)
10 Things To Do In Hawaii | Kelly Inciong
10 Things To Do In Hawaii | Kelly Inciong
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: Kelly Inciong
Hawaii Five-0 All For One (Season 6)
Hawaii Five-0 All For One (Season 6)
Published: 2015/10/24
Channel: H50 Freak
WATERFALL JUMPING KIDS! Epic Hiking Adventure @ Twin Falls Hawaii (FUNnel Vision Trip - Maui Part 6)
WATERFALL JUMPING KIDS! Epic Hiking Adventure @ Twin Falls Hawaii (FUNnel Vision Trip - Maui Part 6)
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: FUNnel Vision
Hawaii 50 Big Island Trip - Day 8
Hawaii 50 Big Island Trip - Day 8
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: Yoyomax12 Etc.
Manisense Big Band - Hawaii Five-O  (2013)
Manisense Big Band - Hawaii Five-O (2013)
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: Manisense Big Band
Hawaii Five-O: The "Big Four".
Hawaii Five-O: The "Big Four".
Published: 2013/08/08
Channel: Dorab Wolfe-Herring
PINEAPPLE*JUICE*HAWAII & MR. BLACKSHEEP IN FL. WITH THE BIG FIVE TO ALL THE BRADDAH IN FL. ! 5~11~12
PINEAPPLE*JUICE*HAWAII & MR. BLACKSHEEP IN FL. WITH THE BIG FIVE TO ALL THE BRADDAH IN FL. ! 5~11~12
Published: 2012/05/11
Channel: Pineapple Juice Kauai Hawaii
Max B. - Hawaii 5 0 ft Styles P
Max B. - Hawaii 5 0 ft Styles P
Published: 2009/06/30
Channel: j4pres
Hawaii Five-O : The Box - Steve McGarrett VS Big Chicken
Hawaii Five-O : The Box - Steve McGarrett VS Big Chicken
Published: 2012/01/06
Channel: Katharina K
Hawaii 5-0   - Theme Big Beer Band
Hawaii 5-0 - Theme Big Beer Band
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: Nigel Crane
Hawaii Five-0: 6.05 Ka
Hawaii Five-0: 6.05 Ka 'alapahi nui - Run With The Wolves (The Prodigy)
Published: 2015/10/24
Channel: Tintorera
Big Gambling Bust on Hawaii
Big Gambling Bust on Hawaii's Big Island - Hawaii Police, FBI, IRS
Published: 2012/11/30
Channel: upload4949
Day Five -Cycling The Big Island of Hawaii -Mauna Loa Road Climb
Day Five -Cycling The Big Island of Hawaii -Mauna Loa Road Climb
Published: 2010/01/11
Channel: John Bleck
The Big Sirs play Hawaii Five O +
The Big Sirs play Hawaii Five O +
Published: 2013/02/18
Channel: Ken Cooper
The Big Five
The Big Five
Published: 2014/10/10
Channel: majed sultan
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Big Kahuna And The Copa Cat Pack - Topic
Sunsets, Beaches & Butts! Hawaii Part 1 (The Big Island)
Sunsets, Beaches & Butts! Hawaii Part 1 (The Big Island)
Published: 2012/04/30
Channel: mediocrefilms2
Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 Episode 5 Promo “Ka
Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 Episode 5 Promo “Ka 'alapahi nui” Big Lie 6x05 promo
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: thetvstars
Paul Gallacher - The Big Five-O
Paul Gallacher - The Big Five-O
Published: 2008/09/08
Channel: RobinHeinz
Hawaii Five-0 - No Cameras In Here
Hawaii Five-0 - No Cameras In Here
Published: 2017/09/30
Channel: Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0 - Cameras of Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0 - Cameras of Hawaii Five-0
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: CBS
5 -09-15 Beach Slamming Waves- Kailua Kona, Hawaii
5 -09-15 Beach Slamming Waves- Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: lavapix
Talking Hawaii Five-0
Talking Hawaii Five-0
Published: 2015/06/19
Channel: The Late Late Show with James Corden
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The Big Five (Hawaiian: Nā Hui Nui ʻElima) was the name given to a group of what started as sugarcane processing corporations that wielded considerable political power in the Territory of Hawaii during the early 20th century and leaned heavily towards the Hawaii Republican Party. The Big Five were Castle & Cooke, Alexander & Baldwin, C. Brewer & Co., American Factors (now Amfac), and Theo H. Davies & Co.[1] The extent of the power that the Big Five had was considered by some as equivalent to an oligarchy. Attorney General of Hawaii Edmund Pearson Dole, referring to the Big Five, said in 1903, "There is a government in this Territory which is centralized to an extent unknown in the United States, and probably almost as centralized as it was in France under Louis XIV."[2]

History[edit]

Sugar plantations in Hawaii had a slow start, although the plant had been cultivated for hundreds of years.[citation needed] When Hawaii was annexed by the United States, change came rapidly as sugarcane plantations gained a new infusion of investment. By eliminating tariffs imposed on sugarcane producers by the United States, planters had more money to spend on equipment, land and labor. Increased capital resulted in increased production. Five kingdom-era corporations benefited from annexation, becoming multimillion-dollar conglomerations that controlled 90% of the sugar business.[3] The companies colluded to keep the prices on their goods and services high. Their profits skyrocketed even more. Soon, the executives of the Big Five sat on each other's boards of directors. With economic power came political power, and the families usually favored the Republican Party of Hawaii.[4]

During the Democratic Revolution of 1954, the unions inflicted a decisive blow against the giants and the sugar industry declined after Hawaii became a state in 1959; so did each of the Big Five companies.[citation needed] The greatest post-statehood challenge came as the U.S. Department of Justice challenged the ownership of Matson Navigation Company by four of the five companies (all except Theo H. Davies). The lawsuit was settled when the four companies agreed not to share officers, executives, and directors. Alexander and Baldwin eventually bought out the other three stakes in Matson in 1964.[1]

In the 1970s, as sugar plantations closed, many of the Big Five companies themselves were bought out. Where the companies are now:[citation needed]

In fiction[edit]

The domination of Hawaii by the Big Five forms much of the background for the book The Revolt of Mamie Stover, describing the life of a prostitute in Hawaii in the 1940s.[citation needed]

James Michener's fictionalized account of Hawaiian history, Hawaii included references to the Big Five, which he called "the Fort".[citation needed]

The Big Five are mentioned briefly in Harry Turtledove's Days of Infamy series, an alternate history where Japanese forces completely occupy Hawaii during World War II.

The Big Five are mentioned in Kaye Starbird's THE LION IN THE LEI SHOP (p. 43).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lyn Danninger (September 29, 2002). "Isle institutions' economic impact endures". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ Maenette Kapeʻahiokalani Padeken Ah Nee-Benham; Ronald H. Heck (1998). Culture and educational policy in Hawai'i: the silencing of native voices. Psychology Press. p. 137. ISBN 0-8058-2704-8. 
  3. ^ Frederick Bernays Wiener (1982). "German Sugar's Sticky Fingers". Hawaiian Journal of History. Hawaiian Historical Society. 16: 15–47. hdl:10524/462. 
  4. ^ Charlotte Curtis; Carl T. Gossett Jr. (November 27, 1966). "Where Aristocrats Do the Hula and Vote Republican; Land and Commerce Screens From Japan New England Heritage Attended Punahou Cousins Society Plumeria and Orchids". New York Times. 
  5. ^ Lagos, Maria (20 June 2012). "Oracle's Ellison is buying a Hawaiian island". San Francisco Chronicle. 

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