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What Occupations Did They Do on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations?

What Occupations Did They Do on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations?

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Processing Sugar Cane in Hawaii in the 1860s

Processing Sugar Cane in Hawaii in the 1860s

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Child Laborers on Hawaiian Plantations

Child Laborers on Hawaiian Plantations

Not many know that children were a vital part of the Hawaiian sugar plantation work force. They were employed to do many jobs the adult workers did as well as many jobs that they didn’t. The Portuguese played an important part in providing a child labor force. Unlike Asians who migrated as individuals, the Portuguese migrated as families. Plantation owners were not blind to this. In fact, the owners were well aware of the potential future work force which is…

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