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Tag Archives: King David Kalakaua
Could the Hawaiian monarchy have survived?
This is an opinion piece I wrote as a postscript to my series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. I described in my piece about Kalakaua’s trip around the world how his traveling companion William N. Armstrong milked events of … Continue reading
Ridicule and rifles: The Bayonet Constitution
This is the seventh installment of a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii and the final one that concerns him in particular. After studying the subject for the past two months, I find myself haunted by the question, “Could … Continue reading
The coronation and its critics
This is the sixth installment of a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. The coronation of King Kalakaua nine years after his ascension to the throne was one of a series of events that brought him under attack. When … Continue reading
Reciprocity between unequal parties
This is the third installment of a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. Under Lunalilo’s reign, attempts to negotiate a reciprocity treaty with the US failed amidst disagreement over the details. Hawaiian sugar planters pushed for a deal that … Continue reading