Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawaii
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400pp. May 1996
Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawaii
Author: Chapin, Helen G.;
Winner of the 1997 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Reference Books

Just a decade after the first printing press arrived in Honolulu in 1820, American Protestant missionaries produced the first newspaper in the islands. More than a thousand daily, weekly, or monthly papers in nine different languages have appeared since t
“Very good. . . .In addition to bringing to light the obscure but important history of Hawai‘i’s alternative press, another of Chapin’s contributions is to illustrate the coziness of Hawai‘i’s mainstream press with the powers that be." —Honolulu Magaz
Author: Chapin, Helen G.;
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Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. “To Exhibit Truth in an Attractive Form”: An Establishment Press Arrives—1834–1850
1. Ka Lama: “The Light” Is Brought to Hawai‘i
2. The Solemn Responsibility of Dissent
3. The Polynesian: I




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