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" The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is the golden hour for the United States to pluck it. "
PAPERS RELATING TO THE ANNEXATION OF THE HAWAIIN ISLANDS TO THE UNITED STATES - Page 48
1893
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John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy

Richard H. Immerman, The Edward J Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History Richard H Immerman - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 221 pages
...Stevens and Marines from the USS Boston proved decisive in the revolution's success in January 1893. "The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is...the golden hour for the United States to pluck it," Stevens wrote.* Harrison wholeheartedly agreed, and negotiations for a treaty of annexation fell to...
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James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire

Edward P. Crapol - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 157 pages
...submitted it to the Senate for approval. At the time, Stevens enthusiastically wrote the State Department: "The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is...the golden hour for the United States to pluck it." The incoming president, Democrat Grover Cleveland, who had defeated Harrison in the 1892 election,...
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The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History ...

D. W. Meinig - History - 1986 - 458 pages
...Washington to negotiate annexation. The Harrison administration readily agreed with its minister that “the Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is...golden hour for the United States to pluck it,” and a treaty of annexation (providing annuities to the deposed queen and hen heir) was signed on February...
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Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913

Howard Jones - History - 2002 - 309 pages
...flag, and declared the islands a protectorate of the United States. To the state department he wrote, "The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is...the golden hour for the United States to pluck it." The provisional government in Hawaii sent a commission to Washington to draft an annexation treaty,...
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The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s

H.W. Brands - History - 2002 - 375 pages
...Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe," he declared, importing a fruit never seen in that part of the Pacific, "and this is the golden hour for the United States to pluck it." Expansionists in the United States thrilled at the thought. AngloSaxonists embraced the opportunity...
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Little Known Tales in Hawaii History

Alton Pryor - History - 2004 - 177 pages
...of Hawaii. John L. Stevens, American Minister to Hawaii, in 1893 tried to prod the US into action. "The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is the golden hour to pluck it," Stevens wrote. The Democrats were generally opposed to annexation, while the Republicans...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 2: From 1865

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 788 pages
...States for annexation. The American representative to Hawaii, John L. Stevens, cabled Washington that "The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is...the golden hour for the United States to pluck it." The hour passed. Democratic President Grover Cleveland believed in "national honesty," and he doubted...
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Imperial Maine and Hawai'i: Interpretive Essays in the History of Nineteenth ...

Paul T. Burlin - History - 2006 - 297 pages
...to signify that fact. On the same day, Stevens wrote a dispatch to Secretary of State Foster saying, "The Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe, and this is the golden hour for the United States to pluck it."95 As soon as the provisional government was established, as indicated earlier, it immediately...
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