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1840-1900, Fundamental Law, Thurston
The fundamental law of Hawaii: ed. and indexed by Lorrin A. Thurston, iv+428p., Honolulu, Hawaiian Gazette Co., 1904. (Reprints and indexes laws,
constitutions, and other documents. Each major document is indexed separately. Constitutions included are: 1st, by Kamehameha III, 8 Oct. 1840, at pp.
1-9 & 291-294; 2nd, by Kamehameha III, 14 June 1852, at pp. 155-168 & 325-336; 3rd, by Kamehameha V, 20 Aug. 1864, at pp. 169-180 & 337-348; and 4th,
by Kalakaua, 6 July 1887, at pp. 181-194 & 349-362. The first and second constitutions successively democratized the forms of government, with the
second introduced other reforms, including universal male suffrage. The third constitution marked a return to a more powerful monarchy and a restriction
of the suffrage. The fourth charter, the so-called “Bayonet Constitution,” was imposed on Kalakaua by the white-dominated Hawaiian League, under the
leadership of attorney/publisher Lorrin A. Thurston, and effectively transferred power to the cabinet and legislature controlled by the propertied
Title:   The fundamental law of Hawaii / edited and indexed by Lorrin A. Thurston.
OCLC Number:   475581605
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