Mai Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii

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University of Hawaii Press
Author: Inglis, Kerri A.
Hard Cover, 288 pps.

Ma’i Lepera takes an unprecedented look at the Hansen’s disease outbreak (1865-1900) almost exclusively from the perspective of “patients,” ninety percent of whom were Native Hawaiian. Using traditional and nontraditional sources, published and unpublished, it tells the story of a disease, a society’s reaction to it, and the consequences of the experience for Hawai’i and its people.

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