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By John P. Rosa
Local tale is an in depth exam of the way local Hawaiians, Asian immigrants, and others spoke back to demanding situations posed through the army and federal executive in the course of the case’s research and aftermath. as well as supplying a concise account of occasions as they opened up, the publication exhibits how this old narrative has been instructed and retold in later many years to confirm an area id between descendants of working-class local Hawaiians, Asians, and others—in truth, this knowing of the time period “local” within the islands dates from the Massie-Kahahawai case. It appears on the racial and sexual tensions in pre–World struggle II Hawai‘i that stored neighborhood males and white ladies aside and on the uneasy courting among federal and army officers and territorial directors. finally, it examines the revival of curiosity within the case within the previous few many years: real crime money owed, a fictionalized television mini-series, and, such a lot lately, a play and a documentary—all spurring the formation of recent collective stories concerning the Massie-Kahahawai case.
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