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The kingdom and the republic : sovereign Hawai'i and the early United States

Author: Noelani Arista
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2019]
Series: America in the nineteenth century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1823, as the first American missionaries arrived in Hawaiʻi, the archipelago was experiencing a profound transformation in its rule, as oral law that had been maintained for hundreds of years was in the process of becoming codified anew through the medium of writing. The arrival of sailors in pursuit of the lucrative sandalwood trade obliged the aliʻi (chiefs) of the islands to pronounce legal restrictions on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2018022539
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noelani Arista
ISBN: 9780812295597 0812295595
OCLC Number: 1076269714
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Best 2019 First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize, granted by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association .
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Introduction. He Ao 'Ōlelo: A World of Words --
Chapter 1. The Political Economy of Mana: Obligation, Debt, and Trade --
Chapter 2. Creating an Island Imaginary: Hawai'i's American Origins --
Chapter 3. The Isles Shall Wait for His Law: Planting the American Congregational Mission --
Chapter 4. Hawaiian Women, Kapu, and the Emergence of Kānāwai --
Chapter 5. Libel, Law, and Justice Before the 'Aha 'ōlelo --
Afterword --
Appendix. Textual Sources and Research Methods --
Glossary --
Notes --
Index --
Series Title: America in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: Noelani Arista.


In The Kingdom and the Republic, Noelani Arista uncovers a trove of previously unused Hawaiian language documents to chronicle Hawaiians' experience of encounter and colonialism in the nineteenth  Read more...


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