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TO STEAL A KINGDOM


Acclaimed By Scholars
The Journal Of American History (exerpts)

  • From the bicentennial of Capt. James Cook’s momentous voyages in the Pacific, to the centennial of Hawaii’s revolution of 1893. Scholars have been reassessing Western presence in the Pacific.
    Like the tradewinds blowing … To Steal A Kingdom brings a breath of fresh air to Hawaiian studies, where missionary filial piety has been conspicuous.
    Voices harmonizing with Dougherty include Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain and Queen Liliuokalani. They and indigenous Hawaiians whom they championed, are the heroes of this book. The villains are American missionary/businessman who nearly wiped out the Hawaiian people and their culture while acquiring wealth in land, sugarcane, banking and shipping. Revered Judd and his descendants are offered as striking examples of this villainy.
  • Thomas J. Osborne
    Professor and Author
    "Empire Can Wait," American Opposition to
    Hawaiian Annexation 1893-1898


  • To Steal A Kingdom is a powerful indictment of the western intrusion on Hawaii. It is an angry and powerful book. Angry at rapacious and greedy westerners and sorry for the effect on Hawaiians, but stops short of being a polemic. There are moments within which humanize, and even romanticize, the people who populate it. It is an epic tale with high and low moments of humanity.
  • James McCutcheon
    Professor of History and American Studies
    University of Hawaii, Manoa

    Michael Dougherty, author of To Steal A Kingdom has written a book that has become essential reading for anyone who is serious about understanding the historical basis of today’s Hawaiian sovereignty movement.
    Readers wondering why Hawaiians are angry with the government of the United States will find answers in To Steal A Kingdom. The prestigious journal of American History acclaimed it, the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Hawaii’s community colleges and America universities use it as a textbook. To Steal A Kingdom is a Hawaiian best seller.

    Rowena Akana, Trustee
    Office of Hawaiian Affairs

  • Based upon archival sources and never before published material To Steal A Kingdom documents the character and actions of the men who sired the elite who rule Hawaii today. Successful, until now, in stealing a kingdom, the descendants have insured that historians would not describe these men as they were. This book should awaken readers to the fact that myths have been passed off as Hawaiian history by haole historians.
  • Stephen T. Boggs
    Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
    University of Hawaii, Manoa

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  • As James Michener discovered, no spot on earth has attracted a richer cast of characters than Hawaii. In To Steal A Kingdom these people come alive as they never did for Michener, principally because they are portrayed as living flesh and blood. I’ve read all the histories of Hawaii that I could find, and think that Dougherty’s is the best researched and documented of the lot. As one who treasures what remains of Hawaiian culture, I was overcome with sadness and aroused by anger.
  • Jerry Hopkins
    Author No One Here Gets Out Alive

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  • To Steal A Kingdom is a nightmarish walk through history with the missionary/businessmen who forced Hawaii into the whirlpool of Manifest Destiny. Curious, open and critical readers will welcome Dougherty’s timely, provocative probing of Hawaii’s past.
  • Kekuni Blaisdell, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine
    Past Director for Hawaiian Studies
    University of Hawaii, Manoa