Hawaiian Journal of History, Vol. 51 (2017)

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Hawaiian Historical Society, and in recognition of this anniversary, the society has printed its logo on the cover of its annual volume of The Hawaiian Journal of History. The logo was redesigned in 1977 and, according to an introduction by Shari Y. Tamashiro:

The two islands represent the Hawaiian Islands, the double-hulled sailing canoe represents the culture of the Native Hawaiians who found and settled the islands, and the three-masted sailing ship represents the cultures of the non-Hawaiians who followed.

The society publishes books in both English and Hawaiian, and HJH is a leading peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the history of Native Hawaiians and all other cultures in Hawai‘i during both pre- and post-contact times.

Other featured content of this issue include:

  • The Gospel Roots of “Hawai‘i Aloha” by Ralph Thomas Kam
  • Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Beloved Kawaiaha‘o Seminary by Sandra Bonura
  • A Royal Traveler: American Press Coverage of King Kalākaua’s 1881 Trip Around the World by Douglas V. Askman
  • Provocation and Angst: FDR, Japan, Pearl Harbor, and the Entry into War in the Pacific by Paul S. Burtness and Warren U. Ober
  • Bishop Mitsumyo Tottori: Patriotism Through Buddhism During World War II by Kelli Y. Nakamura
  • William Mark Waddoups and His Kalaupapa Connection by Fred E. Woods

About the Journal

Published annually since 1967, the Journal presents original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area as well as book reviews and an annual bibliography of publications related to Island history.


Individuals may receive the journal by joining the Hawaiian Historical Society.


The HJH welcomes scholarly submissions from all writers. See the Guidelines for Contributors.

You can also read more about this issue at the Hawaiian Historical Society’s website.