The “Existing Government” of Hawaii

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162318
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788910 | DOI:
 The “Existing Government” of Hawaii

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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

Chapter.  4263 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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