Thurston Twigg-Smith, “Hawaiian Sovereignty: Do the Facts Matter?” (Honolulu, HI: Goodale Publishing, 1998). This book focuses on the overthrow of the monarchy (1893) and the annexation of Hawai’i to the United States (1898), but other topics are also covered, including the role of the missionaries. Mr Twigg-Smith is grandson of Lorrin A. Thurston, a leader of the overthrow; and his great-great grandparents were Asa and Lucy Thurston who were in the first company of missionaries to arrive in Hawai’i in 1820. Mr. Twigg-Smith’s entire book, including historical photos, can be downloaded free of charge, or individual chapters can also be downloaded, from his website at::
To download the entire book, click here (might take about 7 minutes with a 56 K modem):
To download only Chapter 9, “Land is Key” click here:
Note that the page numbers in the pdf version on Mr. Twigg-Smith’s website are the same as the page numbers in his printed book, so that scholars may quote and give correct citations.
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