UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION – Hawaiinuiakea Silent Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 1, 2021 11:59 PM HST


Dismembering Lahui by Jonathan Kamakawiwoole Osorio (Autographed)

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$33 USD
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Autographed by the author, Dr. Jon Osorio.

Jonathan Osorio investigates the effects of Western law on the national identity of Native Hawaiians in this impressive political history of the Kingdom of Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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.

Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio is Dean of Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Dr. Osorio received his PhD in History from the University of Hawaii. At Kamakakuokalani, he has developed and taught classes in history, literature, law as culture, music as historical texts, and research methodologies for and from indigenous peoples.

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