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Local Story

The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

Local Story( )
Author: Rosa, John P.
ISBN:978-0-8248-2825-7
Publication Date:Aug 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
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The Massie-Kahahawai case of 1931-1932 shook the Territory of Hawai'i to its very core. Thalia Massie, a young Navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnapped and raped by "some Hawaiian boys" in Waikīkī. A few days later, five young men stood accused of her rape. Mishandling of evidence and contradictory testimony led to a mistrial, but before a second trial could be convened, one of the accused, Horace Ida, was kidnapped and beaten by a group of Navy men and a second,...
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