Register for Nineteen Hundred and Twelve; With Roll of Members and Their Revolutionary Ancestors, and Other Information of Interest to the Society

Register for Nineteen Hundred and Twelve; With Roll of Members and Their Revolutionary Ancestors, and Other Information of Interest to the Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...people their lands and their civil rights, that had saved their independence, and had borne with the Hawaiian monarchy long after it had become a demoralizing sham, and that at last was forced in self-defence to put an end to it. The revolution was not the work of filibusters and adventurers, but of the most conservative and law-abiding citizens, of the principal taxpayers, the leadeers of industrial enterprises, who had endured the rule of carpetbaggers and palace parasites until ' forbearance ceased to be a virtue.' THE RECORD OF THE REPUBLIC. The record of the present republican government, which has administered the affairs of this country for four years, and which, according to Hon. John W. Foster, ' has been distinguished by great ability, careful attention to the interest of the people, and by thorough integrity," fully justifies the character and motives of those who founded it. But this government does not regard itself as permanent, for by its constitution it declares its purpose to go out of existence as soon as the United States shall consent to admit these islands into the Union. It has already been shown that there is a vigorous American colony in the islands, and that there is ample wealth and intelligence here to carry on and to pay all the expenses of a territorial government under the broad segis of the Union. HAWAII HAS ARRIVED AT A TURNING-POINT. It may be said: "Why not continue as you are for an indefinite period?" We reply that we have arrived at a turning-point where things will not long remain as they are. The irrepressible contest between Asiatic and American civilizations is becoming more intense and will not be decided in favor of America except by annexation. An active movement has been on foot here for...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616642
  • 9781236616647