Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement, And Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust

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University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - History - 324 pages
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Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richestwoman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, sheentrusted her property - known as Bishop Estate - to five trustees inorder to create and maintain an institution that would benefit thechildren of Hawai'i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, BishopEstate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, aconcentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in theworld.
 

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Contents

Princess for a New Hawaii
11
A Culture Suppressed
31
Where Are All the HawaiianLooking Ones?
43
Newfound Wealth Cultural Rebirth Seeds of Discontent
53
The Trust Plays Politics as Activism Grows
65
ShellShocked Lottery Winners
81
The Black and Blue Panel
89
Five Fingers One Hand
97
Mistrust and Paranoia
185
A World Record for Breaches of Trust
195
Thats Just the Way You Do It
211
Public Pressure Forces a Political Shift
219
Trustees Surrounded
229
End of the Line
245
Healing and Closure
267
Eternal Vigilance
283

The Education Trustee
105
We Must March
125
A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match
143
Time to Say No More
151
Like Investigating the CIA
167
Afterword
299
The Charitable Trust Provisions of Princess Pauahis Will and Two Codicils
301
Credits for Photographs and Editorial Cartoons
305
Index
307
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Born in China and raised in the Territory of Hawaii, Samuel Pailthorpe King was the part-Hawaiian son of the territorial Governor Samuel Wilder King, a grandson of the minister of the interior of the former Republic of Hawaii and a great-grandson of a Supreme Court justice of the former kingdom of Hawaii. Until his death in 2010, he resided in Honolulu with his wife, Anne. He is survived by Anne, their childred Samuel P. King, Jr., Louise King Lanzilotti and Charlotte King Stretch and six grandchildren.

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