Book Review: Aloha Betrayed

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A must-read for those interested in Hawai’i. Much of the colonial history of the islands is built around the notion that the “bloodless revolution” was an indication of the passive consent of the Hawaiian people to the takeover of Hawai’i by white business interests. This book uses Hawaiian language resources to demonstrate that Hawaiians did in fact resist, and powerfully, and by so doing, puts a whole new spin on an often-told story that has served to justify the evil of colonization to Hawaii’s children for generations.

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  1. Scot Nakagawa
    Scot Nakagawa September 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Yeah, that book is amazing. Definitely worth a read if for nothing else but the way it twists perspective on history by changing the storyteller.

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    […] that delves into Hawaiian language resources which tell a very different story, check out Aloha Betrayed by Noenoe […]

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