Honor Killing

Author: David E. Stannard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143036630
Format: PDF
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Traces the racially charged rape, kidnapping, and murder trials that kindled social and political transformations in 1930s Hawaii, recounting how the wife of a naval officer in Honolulu accused six islanders of gang rape and how her mother, infuriated by the case's subsequent hung jury, arranged the murder of one of the suspects. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Clarence Darrow

Author: Andrew E. Kersten
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 080909486X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A portrait of the famous lawyer goes beyond his political beliefs and work on controversial cases to offer insight into his contributions as an early modernity iconoclast, citing his achievements as a voice against corporate and government interference in the lives of everyday citizens. By the author of Politics and Progress. 15,000 first printing.

A Death in the Islands

Author: Mike Farris
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510712151
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii. In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia’s mother, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a confession. When they are caught after killing him and trying to dump his body in the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society friends raise enough money to hire seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to defend the vigilante killers. The result is an epic courtroom battle between Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s top prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to touch off a race war in Hawaii and results in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history. Written in the style of a novel, but meticulously following the historical record, A Death in the Islands weaves a story of lies, deception, mental illness, racism, revenge, and murder—a series of events in the Territory of Hawaii that nearly tore apart the peaceful islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and right into the Oval Office itself, and left a stain on the legacy of one of the greatest legal minds of all time.

Honor Killings in the Twenty First Century

Author: N. Pope
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137012668
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. The book examines the roots and evolution of honor-based violence, as well as the ongoing struggle to eradicate it worldwide.

Murder in the Name of Honor

Author: Rana Husseini
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740360
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rana Husseini’s hard hitting and controversial examination of honour crimes is a fearless, groundbreaking account of a topic that can no longer be ignored. Claiming the lives of 5,000 women every year, and common in many traditional societies around the world, as well as in migrant communities in Europe and the USA, these so-called ‘Honour Killings’ involve a ‘punishment’ – often death or disfigurement – carried out by a relative to restore the family’s honour. Breaking through the conspiracy of silence surrounding this crime, the book includes the personals stories of many high profile cases that have recently hit the news. No other writer has taken such an unflinching look at one of the most brutal practices that still exists in the modern world.

Local Story

Author: John P. Rosa
ISBN: 9780824839703
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book retells the Massie Kahahawai Case of 1931-32. It is a close examination of how Native Hawaiians, Asian immigrants and others during the territorial period responded to challenges posed by military and federal officials during two interrelated events: the alleged rape of Thalia Massie, a Navy wife and the killing of one of her alleged rapists, Joseph Kahahawai, a Native Hawaiian in January 1932.

Growing Up Local

Author: Eric Chock
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Poetry. Fiction. Pacific Island Studies. The anthology is the product of the combined vision of three organizations dedicated to the enhancement of education in Hawaii: Bamboo Ridge Press, Curriculum Research and Development Group, and Hawaii Education Association.

Waves of Resistance

Author: Isaiah Helekunihi Walker
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824834623
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The po‘ina nalu is a significant space where Hawaiian men exercised their cultural, territorial, social, and political prerogatives. The story of their resistance to the inundation of Hawai‘i by European, American, and other invasions is one that has long awaited a good telling... Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai‘i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found refuge, autonomy, and identity in the waves. In Waves of Resistance Isaiah Walker argues that throughout the twentieth century Hawaiian surfers have successfully resisted colonial encroachment in the po‘ina nalu (surf zone). The struggle against foreign domination of the waves goes back to the early 1900s, shortly after the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, when proponents of this political seizure helped establish the Outrigger Canoe Club—a haoles (whites)-only surfing organization in Waikiki..."--Publisher description.