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Kamehameha II : Liholiho and the Impact of Change

By Julie Stewart Williams

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Title: Kamehameha II : Liholiho and the Impact of Change  
Author: Julie Stewart Williams
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, History of America, Hawaiian Culture
Collections: Authors Community, Biographies
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Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press
Member Page: Hale Kuamo╩╗o Hawaiian Language Center


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Stewart Williams And Suelyn Ching Tune, B. J. (2001). Kamehameha II : Liholiho and the Impact of Change. Retrieved from

This book is one of a series originally written by faculty in a Kamehameha reading program. The books were designed to increase students reading skills and their knowledge of Hawaiian history and culture by focusing on topics such as the Hawaiian monarchy. Some of these books have been translated from their original English into Hawaiian through the efforts of the staff of the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Studies Institute. We are pleased at the reception both the English and the Hawaiian editions have received from educational and general audiences.

The year 1819 marked a turning point in the history of Hawaii. It was a time of great change for Hawaiians and the Hawaiian way of life. Kamehameha I died that year. Gone was the powerful monarch who had united the separate island chiefdoms into one Hawaiian kingdom. What would become of the kingdom Kamehameha I had founded and kept together since 1795 Would the son he had named as heir govern the kingdom as Kamehameha I had wished Liholiho, the son of Kamehameha I and Keopuolani, became Kamehameha II in 1819 and ruled until his death in 1824. Although his reign was short, Liholihos achievements would have a great impact on his beloved kingdom for years to come. Kamehameha II: Liholiho and the Impact of Change tells of the changes which took place during Liholihos reign. It explains how, in spite of changes and pressures, Liholiho took charge and maintained the kingdom established by his father, Kamehameha I.

Table of Contents
Preface. vii -- Acknowledgements. ix -- Introduction. 1 -- Heir to the Kingdom. 3 -- Passing of Kamehameha. 10 -- Liholiho becomes Kamehameha II. 15 -- "End the Kapu!". 21 -- Captain Louis de Frequcinet. 29 -- "The Sandalwood Trade". 32 -- The Whaling Industry. 40 -- Seven Major Changes. 49 -- The Kapu is Broken. 58 -- Kekuaokalani and the Battle at Kuamoo, Kona. 67 -- The Christian Missionaries. 78 -- From Kailua-Kona to Honolulu. 88 -- Visit to Kauai. 94 -- Liholiho, the Student. 99 -- Keopuolanis Final Words. 104 -- Three Major Concerns. 111 -- Visit to England. 117 -- First the Queen, Then the King. 125 -- Return to Hawaii. 129 -- The Legacy of Kamehameha II: Liholiho. 136 -- Okona Kai Opua I ka Lai. 144 -- Bibliography. 146 --


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