The Hawaiian Journal of History

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ISSN: 0440-5145
E-ISSN: 2169-7639
Frequency: Annual

The Hawaiian Journal of History is an annual journal devoted to original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. Each issue includes articles on a variety of subjects; illustrations; book reviews; notes and queries; and a bibliography of recent Hawaiiana titles of historical interest. Individuals may receive the journal by joining the Hawaiian Historical Society.

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  • Editorial Board
  • Editors

    Kelli Y. Nakamura, Kapi’olani Community College
    Blaine Namahana Tolentino, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Associate Editors

    DeSoto Brown
    Historian, Bishop Museum Archives

    Thomas S. Dye,
    T.S. Dye & Colleagues, Archaeologists, Inc.

    Emily A. Hawkins
    Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language (retired), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Kerri A. Inglis
    Associate Professor of History, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

    Carol MacLennan
    Professor of Anthropology, Michigan Technological University

    Michael E. Macmillan
    Publications Manager, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Holly McEldowney
    Archaeologist, Division of State Parks, Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Nancy J. Morris
    Curator Emerita, Jean Charlot Collection, Hamilton Library, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    M. Puakea Nogelmeier
    Professor, Hawaiian Language, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Amy K. Stillman
    Professor of Music and American Culture, University of Michigan
    book review editor and bibliographer

    Jodie Mattos
    Librarian, Hawaiian Collection, Hamilton Library, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Assistant to the Editors

    Barbara E. Dunn
    Administrative Director and Librarian, Emerita Hawaiian Historical Society

  • Recent Articles
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    Hawaiian League Membership, 1887
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    Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress by Judy Tsu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink (review)
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    The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Gregory Nobles (review)
    Posted on Thursday November 30, 2023

    Leveraging Sovereignty: Kauikeaouli's Global Strategy for the Hawaiian Nation, 1825–1854 by J. Susan Corley (review)
    Posted on Thursday November 30, 2023

    Pacific Confluence: Fighting Over the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i by Christen T. Sasaki (review)
    Posted on Thursday November 30, 2023

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    Posted on Thursday November 30, 2023

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  • Author Guidelines
  • The Hawaiian Journal of History Guidelines for Contributors are available on The Hawaiian Historical Society’s website.

  • Indexes
  • Content from the journal is abstracted or indexed in:

    Academic Search Alumni Edition, 11/1/2003-
    Academic Search Complete, 11/1/2003-
    Academic Search Elite, 3/1/2003-
    Academic Search Premier, 11/1/2003-
    Academic Search Ultimate, 11/1/2003-
    Academic Search: Main Edition, 3/1/2003-
    Advanced Placement Source, 3/1/2003-
    America: History and Life, 11/1/1967-
    Current Abstracts, 3/1/2003-
    Historical Abstracts (Online), 11/1/1971-
    History Reference Center, 3/1/2003-
    MainFile, 3/1/2003-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 3/1/2003-
    OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), 3/1/2003-
    Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 3/1/2003-

    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    US History in Context, 01/2015-

    (IBZ) International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    (IBR) International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Periodicals Index Online

    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)

    South Pacific Periodicals Index