Aloha Betrayed by Noenoe K. Silva audiobook

Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism

By Noenoe K. Silva
Read by Kaipo Schwab

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212092906

  • ISBN: 9798212092890

  • ISBN: 9798212092913

Runtime: 8.97 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to allow the United States to annex Hawai'i, native Hawaiians organized a massive petition drive to protest. Ninety-five percent of the native population signed the petition, causing the annexation treaty to fail in the US Senate.

This event was unknown to many contemporary Hawaiians until Noenoe K. Silva rediscovered the petition in the process of researching this book. With few exceptions, histories of Hawai'i have been based exclusively on English-language sources. They have not taken into account the thousands of pages of newspapers, books, and letters written in the mother tongue of native Hawaiians. By rigorously analyzing many of these documents, Silva fills a crucial gap in the historical record. In so doing, she refutes the long-held idea that native Hawaiians passively accepted the erosion of their culture and loss of their nation, showing that they actively resisted political, economic, linguistic, and cultural domination. Drawing on Hawaiian-language texts, primarily newspapers produced in the nineteenth century and early twentieth, Silva demonstrates that print media was central to social communication, political organizing, and the perpetuation of Hawaiian language and culture.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English