A Brief History Of The Hawaiian People

A Brief History Of The Hawaiian People

by W D Alexander


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"At the request of the Board of Education, I have endeavored to write a simple and concise history of the Hawaiian people, which may be useful to the teachers and higher classes in our schools." "As there is no text in existence that covers the whole ground, and as the earlier histories are entirely our of print, it has been deemed best to prepare not merely a school-book, but a history for the benefit of the general public." "This volume has been written in the intervals of a laborious occupation, from the stand-point of a patriotic Hawaiian, for the young people of this country rather than for foreign readers. This fact will account for its local coloring, and for the prominence given to certain topics of local interest. Especial pains have been taken to supply the want of a correct account of the ancient civil polity and religion of the Hawaiian race." "This history is not merely a compilation. It is based upon a careful study of the original authorities, the writer having had the use of the principal existing collections of Hawaiian manuscripts, and having examined the early archives of the government, as well as nearly all the existing materials in print. No pains have been spared to arrive at the truth." --W. D. Alexander-- Honolulu - 1891

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ISBN-13: 9780898753240
Publisher: International Law & Taxation
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 0.84(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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