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Author Thigpen, Jennifer.

Title Island queens and mission wives : how gender and empire remade Hawai'i's Pacific world / Jennifer Thigpen.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  996.9 T439I    DUE 09-01-18 Billed
Description xii, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Gender and American culture
Gender & American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Kamehameha's kingdom -- Soldiers and angels for God -- When worlds collide -- Gendered diplomacy -- Hawaiian heroines.
Summary In the late eighteenth century, Hawai'i's ruling elite employed sophisticated methods for resisting foreign intrusion. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, American missionaries had gained a foothold in the islands. Jennifer Thigpen explains this important shift by focusing on two groups of women: missionary wives and high-ranking Hawaiian women. Examining the enduring and personal exchange between these groups, Thigpen argues that women's relationships became vital to building and maintaining the diplomatic and political alliances that ultimately shaped the islands' political future.
Subject Hawaii -- History -- To 1893.
Hawaii -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area.
Hawaii -- Politics and government -- To 1893.
Hawaiian women -- Political activity -- Hawaii -- History -- 19th century.
Missionaries -- Political activity -- Hawaii -- History -- 19th century.
Elite. (DE-588)4014457-4
Indigene Frau. (DE-588)4446288-8
Missionarin. (DE-588)4170141-0
Politik. (DE-588)4046514-7
Hawaii. (DE-588)4023877-5
ISBN 9781469614298 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1469614294 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781469614304 (ebook)
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