The Hawaiian Kingdom, Volume 1

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University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 1938 - History - 462 pages
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The colorful history of the Hawaiian Islands, since their discovery in 1778 by the great British navigator Captain James Cook, falls naturally into three periods. During the first, Hawaii was a monarchy ruled by native kings and queens. Then came the perilous transition period when new leaders, after failing to secure annexation to the United States, set up a miniature republic. The third period began in 1898 when Hawaii by annexation became American territory.The Hawaiian Kingdom, by Ralph S. Kuykendall, is the detailed story of the island monarchy. In the first volume, "Foundation and Transformation," the author gives a brief sketch of old Hawaii before the coming of the Europeans, based on the known and accepted accounts of this early period. He then shows how the arrival of sea rovers, traders, soldiers of forture, whalers, scoundrels, missionaries, and statesmen transformed the native kingdom, and how the foundations of modern Hawaii were laid.
  

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Contents

Introduction A Glimpse of Ancient Hawaii
1
Coming of the Foreigners
12
Kamehameha and the Founding of the Kingdom
27
1819
59
Kamehameha II
69
Early Commercial Development
80
New Religion and New Learning
98
The Early Years of the Reign of Kamehameha III Regency of Kaahumanu
115
The Paulet Episode
204
Governmental Reorganization in the Midst of Difficulties
225
The Land Revolution
267
Commercial and Agricultural Progress 18301854
297
Religious and Educational Development 18401854
333
The Struggle for Equitable Treaties
366
The Shadow of Destiny
381
On the Date of the Birth of Kamehameha
427

The Troubled Thirties
131
The Birth of Constitutional Government
151
Industry Agriculture Manufactures
168
The Recognition of Hawaiis Independence
183
On the Regency 18231833
428
On the Origin of the Hawaiian Sandalwood Trade
432
Index
435
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