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Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--known as Bishop Estate--to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai‘i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna (native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "Broken Trust," the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust’s beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai‘i’s powerful.

No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original "Broken Trust" authors. Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices.

Table of Contents

  1. Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust
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  1. Introduction to the Open Access Edition of Broken Trust
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  1. Broken Trust
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  1. Broken Trust
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Princess for a New Hawai‘i
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  1. A Culture Suppressed
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  1. &# 8220;Where Are All the Hawaiian–Looking Ones?”
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  1. Newfound Wealth, Cultural Rebirth, Seeds of Discontent
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  1. The Trust Plays Politics as Activism Grows
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  1. Shell-Shocked Lottery Winners
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  1. The “Black and Blue” Panel
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  1. Five Fingers, One Hand
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  1. The Education Trustee
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  1. &# 8220;We Must March!”
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  1. A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match
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  1. Time to Say “No More”
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  1. Like Investigating the CIA
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  1. Mistrust and Paranoia
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  1. A World Record for Breaches of Trust
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  1. &# 8220;That’s Just the Way You Do It”
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  1. Public Pressure Forces a Political Shift
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  1. Trustees Surrounded
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  1. End of the Line
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  1. &# 8220;Healing” and “Closure”
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  1. Eternal Vigilance
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  1. Afterword
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  1. Appendix
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  1. Credits for Photographs and Editorial Cartoons
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  1. Index
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  1. About the Authors
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  1. Eulogy for Samuel Pailthorpe King
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824848132
MARC Record
OCLC
1054398111
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-23
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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