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Response book and media reviews 167 themselves from colonial rule, have elite was by and large replaced by a taken over colonial structures in settler elite. However, the mobiliza- which they have tended to reproduce tion of a large portion of the popula- the basic structures of colonial power. tion against American encroachment But this has not been the case in in support of their own aristocracy Hawai‘i. American rule in Hawai‘i must been seen in light of an internal was unlike the common colonial tra- class conflict that was upstaged by jectory insofar as it succeeded in the opposition to foreign power. But in wholesale elimination of the local elite this process of transformation there as a governing group, leaving only have been plenty of class alliances as some wealthy families intermarried well, no matter how shaky, between with whites, and at the same time the royalty and the white missionary- marginalization of the majority of the planter class. Elites that became Hawaiian population. This can be incorporated into the colonial and seen in the gradual disempowerment later the postcolonial project were of the Hawaiians from the turn of the strategic elements in the reproduction last century until the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

book and media reviews 167 themselves from colonial rule, have elite was by and large replaced by a taken over colonial structures in settler elite. However, the mobiliza- which they have tended to reproduce tion of a large portion of the popula- the basic structures of colonial power. tion against American encroachment But this has not been the case in in support of their own aristocracy Hawai‘i. American rule in Hawai‘i must been seen in light of an internal was unlike the common colonial tra- class conflict that was upstaged by jectory insofar as it succeeded in the opposition to foreign power. But in wholesale elimination of the local elite this process of transformation there as a governing group, leaving only have been plenty of class alliances as some wealthy families intermarried well, no matter how shaky, between with whites, and at the same time the royalty and the white missionary- marginalization of the majority of the planter class. Elites that became Hawaiian population. This can be incorporated into the colonial and seen in the gradual disempowerment later the postcolonial project were of the Hawaiians from the turn of the strategic elements in the reproduction last century until the

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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