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Review: Bushnell: The Gifts of Civilizat'nUser Review - Talia - Goodreads
Told in the style of nine separate essays (I would say lectures, actually, as the author is a medical doctor and has a kind of professorial, slightly condescending "let me tell you a story..." way of ... Read full review
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Page ix - ... Hawaiian traditions are very clear on the encouragement given rebellion by chiefly exactions— although one of our greatest sources of Hawaiian tradition, David Malo, provides the most sober caveat regarding this kind of evidence. "I do not suppose", he wrote in the preface to Hawaiian Antiquities, "the following history to be free from mistakes, in that material for it has come from oral traditions; consequently it is marred by errors of human judgment and does not approach the accuracy of...
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