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Ua Mau Ke Ea, Sovereignty Endures: An Overview of the Political and Legal History of the Hawaiian Islands by David Keanu Sai (review)

Ua Mau Ke Ea, Sovereignty Endures: An Overview of the Political and Legal History of the Hawaiian... the contemporary pacific · 25:1 (2013) Sai-Dudoit, offers a trove of information regarding the US occupation of Hawai`i and asks students to reexamine the colonization rubric as it has been applied to Hawai`i, affirming that despite the United States' illegal occupation, Hawai`i's sovereignty endures. With an implicit awareness that young minds are key to ending the US occupation, Sai's work demonstrates how Hawaiian history has shifted in recent years toward more precise discourse on the US occupation. In the past decade, the discourse has evolved from Noenoe Silva's Aloha Betrayed (2004), which described Hawai`i as a "(neo) colonial state" under "continued occupation . . . by the United States" (2004, 9), to Tom Coffman's revised edition of Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai`i (2009), which acknowledged "a growing body of historical work by a new generation of Native Hawaiian scholars" writing about the US occupation of Hawai`i (2009, xvi). Sai is the latest in this academic and popular trend, one of the emerging Native Hawaiian voices contributing to this shift from "colonization" and "annexation" to "occupation" as the legal and political term to describe Hawai`i. Sai distinguishes colonization from occupation under international law, noting, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Ua Mau Ke Ea, Sovereignty Endures: An Overview of the Political and Legal History of the Hawaiian Islands by David Keanu Sai (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 25 (1) – Mar 27, 2013

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the contemporary pacific · 25:1 (2013) Sai-Dudoit, offers a trove of information regarding the US occupation of Hawai`i and asks students to reexamine the colonization rubric as it has been applied to Hawai`i, affirming that despite the United States' illegal occupation, Hawai`i's sovereignty endures. With an implicit awareness that young minds are key to ending the US occupation, Sai's work demonstrates how Hawaiian history has shifted in recent years toward more precise discourse on the US occupation. In the past decade, the discourse has evolved from Noenoe Silva's Aloha Betrayed (2004), which described Hawai`i as a "(neo) colonial state" under "continued occupation . . . by the United States" (2004, 9), to Tom Coffman's revised edition of Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai`i (2009), which acknowledged "a growing body of historical work by a new generation of Native Hawaiian scholars" writing about the US occupation of Hawai`i (2009, xvi). Sai is the latest in this academic and popular trend, one of the emerging Native Hawaiian voices contributing to this shift from "colonization" and "annexation" to "occupation" as the legal and political term to describe Hawai`i. Sai distinguishes colonization from occupation under international law, noting,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 27, 2013

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