Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism


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Duke University Press
Noenoe K. Silva
softcover, 260p

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. Her work refutes the long-held idea that native Hawaiians passively accepted the erosion of their culture and control over their nation.

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