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Samuel Alexander and Henry Baldwin

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780520227262
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926387 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0001
Samuel Alexander and Henry Baldwin

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This chapter discusses Samuel Alexander, who was the father of Annie Montague Alexander. It begins by stating the similarities that Annie shared with him, as well as the impact his death had on her. The next section narrates the story of Samuel's life: his early childhood in Maui, his engagement to Martha Eliza Cooke, and his search for gold in California. This is followed by a discussion on his return to Hawaii, where he planted banana trees and raised sugar cane. This led Samuel to become the operations manager of a sugar plantation in Maui. At this point, the discussion introduces Henry Baldwin, who was Samuel's business partner. Together they began a sugar plantation, and soon became the largest sugar producers in Hawaii. The chapter also takes a look at Samuel's move to Oakland, California, a move that did not suit his daughter Annie.

Keywords: Samuel Alexander; operations manager; sugar plantation; Henry Baldwin; sugar producers; Maui

Chapter.  4030 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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