Called from Within: Early Women Lawyers of Hawai?i

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Mari J. Matsuda
University of Hawaii Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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The 17 women of the Hawaii bar whose biographies are presented lived through, and were involved in, the dramatic changes that brought Hawaii from monarchy independent Republic to Territory and, finally, to statehood. The introducti by editor Matsuda places the lives of these early women lawyers in t

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Carrick Hume Buck
Rose August
Jean Vaughan Gilbert
Rhoda Lewis
Ruth Winifred Loomis
Harriet Bouslog
Sau Ung Loo Chan
Margaret Scott Tekeli
Alana Wai Lan Wong Lau
Marybeth Yuen Maul
Mary Helen McCrea Stevens Weaver Pitts
Lily Miyamoto Okamoto
Other Women in the Law Before Statehood

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Page v - But there is now awakened in her a consciousness that she is defrauded of her legitimate Rights and that she never can fulfill her mission until she is placed in that position to which she feels herself called by the divinity within. Hitherto she has surrendered her person and her individuality to man, but she can no longer do this and not feel that she is outraging her nature and her God. There is now predominant...
Page v - Thus far woman has struggled through life with bandaged eyes, accepting the dogma of her weakness and inability to take care of herself not only physically but intellectually. She has held out a trembling hand and received gratefully the proffered aid.

About the author (1992)

Mari J. Matsuda received her B. A. from Arizona State University, her J. D. from the University of Hawaii, and her LL. M. from Harvard University. She has taught at the University of Hiroshima, Stanford University, the University of Hawaii, University of California at Los Angeles and at Georgetown University's Law Center. Matsuda has written articles on hate speech, affirmative action and feminist concerns. Her books include "We Won't Go Back" and "Words That Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment," both of which were written with her husband, Charles R, Lawrence.

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