The Rights of My People: Liliuokalani's Enduring Battle with the United States, 1893-1917 (Google eBook)

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Algora Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
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There were two battles for Hawaii's sovereignty led by Queen Liliuokalani. This book, The Rights of My People, revisits these battles ? the 1893 coup d?etat and the annexation in 1898 ? from a new perspective, against the backdrop of the harsh remnants of the Civil War, the missionary's disquieting view of race, and the emerging role of Hawaiian women. The Rights of My People explores the fate of the Crown lands, a quarter of the Hawaii islands, taken in the 1893 coup d?etat and contested aggressively by Liliuokalani through 1910. Woven into the story are threats of execution and assassination and the forces of bigotry, condescension, and deception she confronted. The events unfold in Honolulu, Hilo, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. She challenged the United States before Congress repeatedly for complicity in taking the Crown lands. Finally, in the grandeur of what is now the Renwick Art Gallery, the United States Court of Claims heard and decided Liliuokalani v. United States of America.
  

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Contents

washingTon dC aPRil 7 1910
1
the FIrSt Battle For SovereIgnty
7
The PResCienCe To dRaw lines
9
The ConsTiTuTionalisTs
27
woMen and The RenaissanCe of The Alii
43
JaMes BlounT
57
John MoRgan
75
The TRial of liliuokalani
93
CongRess in hawaii
145
CongRess in washingTon dC
155
TheRe is no law foR you
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The JudiCial Clash Washington DC April 7 1910
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The eMBaTTled soul of soveReignTy
205
aCknowledgMenTs
209
seleCTed BiBliogRaPhy
239

in The disTanCe The seCond BaTTle foR soveReignTy
113
san fRanCisCo
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washingTon dC
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