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Locating Life StoriesBeyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies$
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Maureen Perkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824837303

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.001.0001

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Hidden Heroes: Cultural Interaction and Nationalism in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Hawaiian Biographies

Hidden Heroes: Cultural Interaction and Nationalism in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Hawaiian Biographies

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(p.115) Hidden Heroes: Cultural Interaction and Nationalism in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Hawaiian Biographies
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Locating Life Stories
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Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.003.0007

This chapter narrates the event surrounding the first installment of a serial biography in a Honolulu-based newspaper. Alongside this event, an editorial called for people to read the biography to know their history better, reminding them that William Gladstone said that the true enlightenment of a race of people is found once the stories of their birthland are known to them. This editorial, entitled Ka Ipu Alabata (The Alabaster Jar), was written by a highly nationalistic Hawaiian author well-versed in Hawaiian literary traditions. The editorial quoted Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's A Psalm of Life to remind the people of Kamehameha I, the unifier of the Hawaiian Islands.

Keywords:   William Gladstone, birthland, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kamehameha I, Hawaiian Islands, Ka Ipu Alabata

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