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Dismembering Lahui : A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887

Dismembering Lahui : A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887 - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0824825492

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ISBN13: 978-0824825492
ISBN10: 0824825497
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Published: 2002
International: No

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Dismembering Lahui : A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887 - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0824825492

Jonathan K. Osorio

ISBN13: 978-0824825492
ISBN10: 0824825497
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Jonathan Osorio investigates the effects of Western law on the national identity of Native Hawaiians in this impressive political history of the Kingdom of Hawai`i from the onset of constitutional government in 1840 to the Bayonet Constitution of 1887, which effectively placed political power in the kingdom in the hands of white businessmen. Making extensive use of legislative texts, contemporary newspapers, and important works by Hawaiian historians and others, Osorio plots the course of events that transformed Hawai`i from a traditional subsistence economy to a modern nation, taking into account the many individuals nearly forgotten by history who wrestled with each new political and social change. A final poignant chapter links past events with the struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty today.

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