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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

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An Italian scoundrel visits Hawaii

This is the fourth installment in a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. The rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii improvised as they went along. After all, the kingdom only had its first constitution in 1840. That was substantially … Continue reading

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