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Interview with Jesse Ke

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Title: Interview with Jesse Ke
Interviewer: Yamada, Holly
Interviewee: Ke, Jesse
Keywords: Family Life
Hawaiians - Lifestyles
Plantation Life
Issue Date: 1996
Series/Report no.: The Closing of Sugar Plantations: Interviews with Families of Hamakua and Kau, Hawaii
Description: A woman remembers her early years on Molokai, marriage to a Kau sugar worker, and caring for her children. Her first husband's death, subsequent financial difficulties, various jobs, and marriage to her second husband, also a Kau sugar worker, are discussed. She also talks about the options and support available after Kau Sugar Company layoffs and closure and her participation in the Kupuna program, where she saw the impact of the closure on the students.
waitress, sugar plantation worker, macadamia nut picker, lunch monitor, instructor; part-Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Federal
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 30 min
27 pages
Geographic Coverage: Pahala, Hawaii
Appears in Collections:The Closing of Sugar Plantations: Interviews with Families of Hamakua and Ka‘u, Hawai‘i

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