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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. Introduction to the Open Access Edition of Broken Trust
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  1. Half-title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
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  1. chapter 1: Princess for a New Hawai‘i
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  1. chapter 2: A Culture Suppressed
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  1. chapter 3: “Where Are All the Hawaiian–Looking Ones?”
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  1. chapter 4: Newfound Wealth, Cultural Rebirth, Seeds of Discontent
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  1. chapter 5: The Trust Plays Politics as Activism Grows
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  1. chapter 6: Shell-Shocked Lottery Winners
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  1. chapter 7: The “Black and Blue” Panel
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  1. chapter 8: Five Fingers, One Hand
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  1. chapter 9: The Education Trustee
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  1. chapter 10: “We Must March!”
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  1. chapter 11: A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match
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  1. chapter 12: Time to Say “No More”
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  1. chapter 13: Like Investigating the CIA
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  1. chapter 14: Mistrust and Paranoia
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  1. chapter 15: A World Record for Breaches of Trust
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  1. chapter 16: “That’s Just the Way You Do It”
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  1. chapter 17: Public Pressure Forces a Political Shift
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  1. chapter 18: Trustees Surrounded
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  1. chapter 19: End of the Line
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  1. chapter 20: “Healing” and “Closure”
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  1. chapter 21: 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
Open Access
Yes
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