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Item Description Haight, Pamela en_US 2009-07-21T01:25:50Z 2009-07-21T01:25:50Z 2004-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract Using a post-colonial framework, this thesis examines the later research and writing of Abraham Fornander. The paper addresses the politics, religion, and society that informed Fornander's research and writing, then focuses more closely on his book, An Account of the Polynesian Race and international response to it. Fornander's tenacity in promoting his Western worldview and his efforts to advance his career infused his writings and, in the end, served to overshadow existing indigenous language and culture, hastening deterioration of both. Utilizing correspondence, early writing for newspapers, and other archival information, the paper demonstrates his attempts to attain authentic status for himself and his work. Though inconclusive in terms of proving Fornander's complicity with colonialism, the thesis presents another viewing of one man's work and begs a previously hidden discussion. en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Education (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Educational Foundations; no. 523 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title A Trustworthy Historical Record: The Laterwriting Of Abraham Fornander, 1870-1887 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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