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David Kalakaua

By Ruby Hasegawa Lowe

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Book Id: WPLBN0002096772
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Reproduction Date: 6/16/2011

Title: David Kalakaua  
Author: Ruby Hasegawa Lowe
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Education, Hawaiian History
Collections: Biographies, Special Collection Scholastic History, Authors Community, Favorites from the National Library of China, Bibliography, Technology, Music, Literature, Favorites in India, Social Sciences, History, Most Popular Books in China, Education
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Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press
Member Page: Hale Kuamo╩╗o Hawaiian Language Center


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Hasegawa Lowe, B. R. (1999). David Kalakaua. Retrieved from

This volume contains the history of Hawaii's last reigning king, David Kalakaua. It covers all the way from the beginning (birth) of David Kalakaua, his time as king, and all the way to his death. A highly respected man of his time, this book was written to educate the students with a piece of Hawaiian history and the story of our last king of Hawaii.

Kalakaua's name translates literally as "The Day [of] Battle." As his life matched his name, King David Kalakaua's reign was very much a daily battle between Hawaiian traditions and values and Western influences.After his death this king has come to be recognized as a "renaissance man," a modern man of many talents and interests. However, in life his heart was like that of his forefathers, the Hawaiians of old. His story is of a man who faced the challenges of his time and survived as best he could.

Table of Contents
Preface -- vii -- Acknowledgments -- ix -- Introduction -- 1 -- Birth and Hanai -- 3 -- Early Years -- 8 -- Kalakaua Rex -- 13 -- Kapiolani -- 17 -- The Merrie Monarch -- 21 -- Kalakaua, the Renaissance Man -- 27 Music -- 27 Writing -- 33 -- Technology -- 36 -- History -- 41 -- Fashion -- 45 -- Kalakaua and the Reciprocity Treaty -- 46 -- Iolani Palace -- 50 -- Kalakaua, the World Traveler -- 55 -- Crowns for a King and Queen -- 62 -- The King's Birthday -- 66 -- Claus Spreckels -- 70 -- Celso Moreno -- 74 -- Walter Murray Gibson -- 77 -- Times Were Not Always Merry -- 83 -- Robert Wilcox -- 90 -- Kalakaua's Friend -- 94 -- Kalakaua and the Edison Recording -- 98 -- Kalakaua Comes Home -- 102 -- Conclusion -- 108 -- Bibliography -- 111 --


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