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Transforming Hawai‘i: Balancing Coercion and Consent in Eighteenth-Century Kānaka Maoli Statecraft

D’Arcy, Paul

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This study examines the role of coercion in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I between 1782 and 1812 at a time of increasing European contact. Three interrelated themes in Hawaiian political evolution are examined: the balance between coercion and consent; the balance between general structural trends and specific individual styles of leadership and historical events; and the balance between indigenous and European factors. The resulting synthesis is a radical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-06
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204451
DOI: 10.22459/TH.06.2018
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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