Liliuokalani: Regal Victim of American Colonialism

Born today was Liliuokalani,

A queen in English, in Hindi a ranee;

Deposed---this last Hawaiian royal figure---

By the robber baron growers of pineapple* and sugar.**

*James Dole

**The Big Five: Castle & Crooke, Alexander & Baldwin, C. Brewer & Co., American Factors, and Theodore H. Davies &  Co.

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  • What a delight to think of a Hawaiian queen using a Hindi word.
    Thank you for continuing to bring me joy and education!

  • In reply to MargaretSerious:

    Thanks for stopping by. My pleasure.

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