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Hawaiian by Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific - Studies in Pacific Worlds (Hardback)
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Hawaiian by Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and U.S. Colonialism in the Pacific - Studies in Pacific Worlds (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/09/2017
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Twelve companies of American missionaries were sent to the Hawaiian Islands between 1819 and 1848 with the goal of spreading American Christianity and New England values. By the 1850s American missionary families in the islands had birthed more than 250 white children, considered Hawaiian subjects by the indigenous monarchy and U.S. citizens by missionary parents. In Hawaiian by Birth Joy Schulz explores the tensions among the competing parental, cultural, and educational interests affecting these children and, in turn, the impact the children had on nineteenth-century U.S. foreign policy.


These children of white missionaries would eventually alienate themselves from the Hawaiian monarchy and indigenous population by securing disproportionate economic and political power. Their childhoods-complicated by both Hawaiian and American influences-led to significant political and international ramifications once the children reached adulthood. Almost none chose to follow their parents into the missionary profession, and many rejected the Christian faith. Almost all supported the annexation of Hawai`i despite their parents' hope that the islands would remain independent.


Whether the missionary children moved to the U.S. mainland, stayed in the islands, or traveled the world, they took with them a sense of racial privilege and cultural superiority. Schulz adds children's voices to the historical record with this first comprehensive study of the white children born in the Hawaiian Islands between 1820 and 1850 and their path toward political revolution.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803285897
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A thoughtful treatment fusing the study of childhood with imperialism."-CHOICE -- F. Ng * CHOICE *
"Both general reader and scholar will benefit from reading Schulz's excellent contribution to the study of 19th century Hawaiian history and the role the children of white missionaries played in shaping it."-Reading Religion * Reading Religion *
"Schulz's child-centric approach is methodologically invigorating, and her interweaving of social and political events and trends with interpersonal emotions and tensions is a valuable contribution. In taking children seriously as historical figures, she gives them agency while also providing a much fuller consideration of mission colonialism in the Pacific. Hers is an engaging and persuasive reminder to take the history of children and childhood seriously. . . . Strong primary-source research and an engaging writing style make this book a valuable contribution to scholars of American relations with Hawai'i."-Emily J. Manktelow, Journal of Pacific History -- Emily J. Manktelow * Journal of Pacific History *
"Hawaiian by Birth is a superb study at the dynamic intersection of imperial, Hawaiian, cultural, and childhood histories. Joy Schulz is a passionate writer, and her work is filled with surprising implications for the history of nineteenth-century Hawai`i."-David Igler, author of The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush
-- David Igler
"We understand that the normative, heterosexual family constitutes the nation-state. This remarkable, innovative study reveals the centrality of that family in `birthing empire' through a history of childhood. Race, gender, sexuality, class, and religion intersect to advance U.S. imperialism in the Pacific and settler colonialism in Hawai`i."-Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Island World: Hawai`i and the United States
-- Gary Y. Okihiro

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