The Hawaiian Constitution of 1840: Acquiescence to or Defiance of Euro-American Pacific Colonialism?

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Title:
The Hawaiian Constitution of 1840: Acquiescence to or Defiance of Euro-American Pacific Colonialism?
Author:
Culleen, Chandos Philip Weisbroth
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Hawaiian Constitution of 1840 has often been portrayed as the inescapable end-result of missionary led efforts to overthrow traditional Hawaiian ways of life. This thesis argues that the Constitution was in fact the result of deliberate steps taken by the Hawaiian leadership to defend against growing European and American colonialism in the Pacific. Further, this work will demonstrate that while the Hawaiians adopted the trappings of Euro-American government, the institutions they used to govern themselves remained primarily Hawaiian. Primary source material will be used to detail the process by which the Constitution was written and conduct an in-depth analysis of many of the structures embodied in the Constitution. Contemporary Hawaiian diplomatic efforts will also be discussed as a way of contextualizing the Constitution's place in the midst of colonial ventures and as proof that the Hawaiians were engaged in several efforts to protect their sovereignty.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Hawai'i; Kamehameha III; Kauikeaouli; Native Hawaiian; American Indian Studies; Constitution of 1840
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hershey, Robert

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Hawaiian Constitution of 1840: Acquiescence to or Defiance of Euro-American Pacific Colonialism?en_US
dc.creatorCulleen, Chandos Philip Weisbrothen_US
dc.contributor.authorCulleen, Chandos Philip Weisbrothen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Hawaiian Constitution of 1840 has often been portrayed as the inescapable end-result of missionary led efforts to overthrow traditional Hawaiian ways of life. This thesis argues that the Constitution was in fact the result of deliberate steps taken by the Hawaiian leadership to defend against growing European and American colonialism in the Pacific. Further, this work will demonstrate that while the Hawaiians adopted the trappings of Euro-American government, the institutions they used to govern themselves remained primarily Hawaiian. Primary source material will be used to detail the process by which the Constitution was written and conduct an in-depth analysis of many of the structures embodied in the Constitution. Contemporary Hawaiian diplomatic efforts will also be discussed as a way of contextualizing the Constitution's place in the midst of colonial ventures and as proof that the Hawaiians were engaged in several efforts to protect their sovereignty.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectHawai'ien_US
dc.subjectKamehameha IIIen_US
dc.subjectKauikeaoulien_US
dc.subjectNative Hawaiianen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
dc.subjectConstitution of 1840en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHershey, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAustin, Raymonden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWashburn, Francien_US
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