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The project educates the public about Chronicling America and Hawaii newspapers’ significant role in shaping and recording Hawaii’s history. We can cater our lecture material specifically to your group.
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Leper. That title has negative connotations as leprosy was thought to be contagious and to have no cure.
In Hawaii, leprosy infected many, especially the Native Hawaiians, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of them were quarantined in Kalaupapa, Molokai, never to see their loved ones again.
To read more about the history of leprosy in Hawaii and relevant American newspaper articles, read this topic guide about leprosy. “Read more about it!”
Shipping news can contain useful information about traveling people, exports and imports, and happenings in the shipping world. The shipping news is especially important to Hawaii, as shipping connected Hawaii with the outside world.
Check out this feature article about shipping news in Hawaii and “read more about it!”
Many Americans associate prohibition with alcohol as their country did have one. In 1911, Hawaii also had a prohibition, but for poi.
The Board of Health believed that poi caused two Native Hawaiians to contract cholera and questioned if poi factories and shops were handling the poi in a sanitary manner. Meanwhile, the Native Hawaiians wanted their staple food.
Check out this feature article about the 1911 prohibition on poi and “read more about it!”