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James C. Mohr

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162318

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.001.0001

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The “Existing Government” of Hawaii

The “Existing Government” of Hawaii

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(p.17) 2 The “Existing Government” of Hawaii
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Plague and Fire
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James C. Mohr (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0003

Political developments in Hawaii during the 1890s resulted in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy under Liliuokalani and the installation of an American-dominated government under Sanford Dole. Though together they comprised a majority of the people in Hawaii, neither Chinese nor Japanese residents were permitted to participate in that government. Leaders of the so-called Republic of Hawaii engineered their successful annexation by the United States, but initially failed to achieve the full territorial status they desired.

Keywords:   Hawaiian monarchy, Liliuokalani, Sanford Dole, Republic of Hawaii, territorial status, annexation

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