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The Resource Kahana : How the Land Was Lost, Robert H. Stauffer

Kahana : How the Land Was Lost, Robert H. Stauffer

Label
Kahana : How the Land Was Lost
Title
Kahana
Title remainder
How the Land Was Lost
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Stauffer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is the most detailed case study of land tenure in Hawaii. Focusing on kuleana (homestead land) in Kahana, Oahu, from 1846 to 1920, the author challenges commonly held views concerning the Great Mähele (Division) of 1846-1855 and its aftermath. There can be no argument that in the fifty years prior to the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, ninety percent of all land in the Islands passed into the control or ownership of non-Hawaiians. This land grab is often thought to have begun with the Great Mähele and to have been quickly accomplished because of Hawaiians' ignorance of Western law and the sharp practices of Haole (white) capitalists. What the Great Mähele did create were separate land titles for two types of land (kuleana and ahupuaa) that were traditionally thought of as indivisible and interconnected, thus undermining an entire social system. With the introduction of land titles and ownership, Hawaiian land could now be bought, sold, mortgaged, and foreclosed. Using land-tenure documents recently made available in the Hawaii State Archives' Foster Collection, the author presents the most complete picture of land transfer to date. The Kahana database reveals that after the 1846 division, large-scale losses did not occur until a hitherto forgotten mortgage and foreclosure law was passed in 1874. Hawaiians fought to keep their land and livelihoods, using legal and other, more innovative, means, including the creation of hui shares. Contrary to popular belief, many of the investors and speculators who benefited from the sale of absentee-owned lands awarded to alii (rulers) were not Haole but Päkë (Chinese). Kahana: How the Land Was Lost explains how Hawaiians of a century ago were divested of their land--and how the past continues to shape the Island's present as Hawaiians today debate the structure of land-claim settlements
Cataloging source
DEGRU
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Stauffer, Robert H
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land reform
  • Land tenure
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • Land reform
  • Land tenure
  • Hawaii
Target audience
specialized
Label
Kahana : How the Land Was Lost, Robert H. Stauffer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Counter-Revolution, 1874-1887
  • Chapter 4. The Land Is Lost, 1888-1903
  • Chapter 5. Denouement, 1904-1920
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1. Related information from Stauffer doctoral dissertation
  • Appendix 2. The maka'āinana families, 1856-1873
  • Appendix 3. Maka'āinana relations, 1874-1887
  • Appendix 4. Various competing claims for several of the kuleana from the 1888-1903 period
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Frontmatter
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Transliteration and Language
  • Maps
  • Introduction. How the Land Was Taken, How the Land Was Lost
  • Chapter 1. The History of the Land, 1846-1855
  • Chapter 2. A Second Generation, 1856-1873
Control code
on1013936968
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846626
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vrtp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013936968
Label
Kahana : How the Land Was Lost, Robert H. Stauffer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Counter-Revolution, 1874-1887
  • Chapter 4. The Land Is Lost, 1888-1903
  • Chapter 5. Denouement, 1904-1920
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1. Related information from Stauffer doctoral dissertation
  • Appendix 2. The maka'āinana families, 1856-1873
  • Appendix 3. Maka'āinana relations, 1874-1887
  • Appendix 4. Various competing claims for several of the kuleana from the 1888-1903 period
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Frontmatter
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Transliteration and Language
  • Maps
  • Introduction. How the Land Was Taken, How the Land Was Lost
  • Chapter 1. The History of the Land, 1846-1855
  • Chapter 2. A Second Generation, 1856-1873
Control code
on1013936968
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824846626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824846626
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225vrtp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013936968

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