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The World and All the Things upon ItNative Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration$
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David A. Chang

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699414

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001

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The World and All the Things upon It

The World and All the Things upon It

Geography Education and Textbooks in Hawaii, 1831–1878

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The World and All the Things upon It

David A. Chang

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 4 examines global geography as it was taught in the schools and presented in Hawaiian-language textbooks. These textbooks were riven with contradictions. As translations from American volumes, they echoed their source texts’ racism and colonialism. Yet because Native Hawaiians’ skills were needed to prepare the translations, they also reflected indigenous perspectives that rendered Hawai‘i as central rather than peripheral.

Keywords:   global geography, textbooks, pedagogy, racism and colonialism, politics of translation, Eurocentrism

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