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Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

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In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to allow the United States to annex Hawai'i, native Hawaiians organized a massive petition drive to protest. Ninety-five percent of the native population signed the petition, causing the annexation treaty to fail in the U.S. Senate. This event was unknown to many contemporary Hawaiians until Noenoe K. Silva rediscovered the petition in the process of researching this book. With few exceptions, histories of Hawai'i have been based exclusively on English-language sources. They have not taken into account the thousands of pages of newspapers, books, and letters written in the mother tongue of native Hawaiians. By rigorously analyzing many of these documents, Silva fills a crucial gap in the historical record. In so doing, she refutes the long-held idea that native Hawaiians passively accepted the erosion of their culture and loss of their nation, showing that they actively resisted political, economic, linguistic, and cultural domination. Drawing on Hawaiian-language texts, primarily newspapers produced in the nineteenth century and early twentieth, Silva demonstrates that print media was central to social communication, political organizing, and the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and culture. A powerful critique of colonial historiography, Aloha Betrayed provides a much-needed history of native Hawaiian resistance to American imperialism.

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An historical account of native Hawaiian encounters with and resistance to American colonialism, based on little-read Hawaiian-language sources.

About the Author

Noenoe K. Silva is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822333500
Author:
Silva, Noenoe K.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Joseph, Gilbert M.
Author:
Rosenberg, Emily S.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Hawaii History.
Subject:
Imperialism -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 illus., 2 tables
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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