Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i

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  • Hardcover
  • 466 pages
  • Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i
  • David E. Stannard
  • English
  • 24 January 2018
  • 0670033995

About the Author: David E. Stannard

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      Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i
In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six non white islanders of gang rape The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and sexual hysteria, but the case against the suspects was scant and the trial ended in a hung jury Outraged, Thalia s socialite mother arranged the kidnapping and murder of one of the suspects In the spectacularly publicized trial that followed, Clarence Darrow came to Hawai i to defend Thalia s mother, a sorry epitaph to a noble careerIt is one of the most sensational criminal cases in American History, Stannard has rendered than a lurid tale One hundred and fifty years of oppression came to a head in those sweltering courtrooms In the face of overwhelming intimidation from a cabal of corrupt military leaders and businessmen, various people involved with the case the judge, the defense team, the jurors, a newspaper editor, and the accused themselves refused to be cowed Their moral courage united the disparate elements of the non white community and galvanized Hawai i s rapid transformation from an oppressive white run oligarchy to the harmonic, multicultural American state it becameHonor Killing is a great true crime story worthy of Dominick Dunne both a sensational read and an important work of social history. Best Download [ Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i ] By [ David E. Stannard ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Honor Killing: How the Infamous "Massie Affair" Transformed Hawai'i

  1. George says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book Even though I knew how it turned out, before I opened the cover for the first time Honor Killing is so very well written and very well researched, that you really get a feel for time and place and people many appalling people.Bryan Burrough, coauthor of Barbarians at the Gate and author of Public Enemies, says it best in his back cover blurb First rate history that works as true crime thriller and as a social and political history Few books make me I really enjoyed reading this book Even though I knew how it turned out, before I opened the cover for the first time Honor Killing is so very well written and very well researched, that you really get a feel for time and place and people many appalling people.Bryan Burrough, coauthor of Barbarians at the Gate and author of Public Enemies, says it best in his back cover blurb First rate history that works as true crime thril...

  2. Patiki says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book As malihini, I appreciated the history and the cultural analysis As a former victim advocate and current prosecutor, I found some of the book annoying Basically, it s the story of how a Caucasian woman accused local men of rape, and how that accusation was probably untrue, but a race based prosecution ensued My main problem with the book is how the author could have made his point by exposing the bad police work suggestive ID, violating witness exclusio I have mixed feelings about this book As malihini, I appreciated the history and the cultural analysis As a former victim advocate and current prosecutor, I found some of the book annoying Basically, it s the story of how a Caucasian woman accused local men of rape, and how that accusation was probably untrue, but a race based prosecution ensued My main problem with the book is how the author could have made his point by exposing the bad police work suggestive ID, violating witness exclusionary rule, etc But he goes beyond that and pushes some rape myths Regardless of whether local men raped ...

  3. Paul Jr. says:

    As today 1 8 2010 marks the 78th anniversary of the murder of Joseph Kahahawai, I ve edited this to bump this amazing book up.I ve been vaguely aware of the Massie Affair for a couple of years now, but it wasn t until I d read Alan Brennert s novel Honolulu that I d decided it was a piece of history I should knowabout In his novel, Brennert weaves elements of the Massie Affair into the narrative and makes Joseph Kahahawai one of the men falsely accused of rape in that case a charact As today 1 8 2010 marks the 78th anniversary of the murder of Joseph Kahahawai, I ve edited this to ...

  4. Tracy says:

    Interesting story but VERY slow Too many details bog down the story line.

  5. Melinda Elizabeth says:

    David Stannards book about a case that struck at the heart of Hawaii and left a scar on the community, has perhaps had a resurgence in recent months due to a podcast called Offshore Correlating the similarities between a present day case of a haole from the armed services being involved in the killing of a local Hawaiian man, Offshore leans heavily on Stannard s book in order to shed some light on contemporary Hawaii But back to...

  6. Rachel says:

    In 1931, Thalia Massie, the young wife of a Navy lieutenant stationed at Pearl Harbor, accused five local men of dragging her into a car, repeatedly raping her, and dumping her on the side of the road Although all the men had solid alibis, Thalia s own doctor found no evidence of rape, and even law enforcement officials came to believe that she had fabricated the story, the effort to prosecute the men was spearheaded by Admiral Stirling Yates, commandant of the 14th Naval District, and Walter D In 1931, Thalia Massie, the young wife of a Navy lieutenant stationed at Pearl Harbor, accused five local men of dragging her into a car, repeatedly raping her, and dumping her on the side of the road Altho...

  7. Nicholas says:

    This was pretty fantastic, almost a perfect case study for how to write a micro history of one event that is incredibly rich in context, while also just riveting in its particulars In 1931, navy wife and East Coast society daughter Thalia Massie, stationed with her husband in Honolulu, accuses five non white men of gang rape Despite the fact that the evidence indicates they could not possibly have committed the crime indeed that no crime at all may have been committed they are all put on tri This was pretty fantastic, almost a perfect case study for how t...

  8. Lizzie says:

    This is a fascinating book about the 1931 Massie affair in which a white Navy wife accused a group of islanders of rape Navy and business people acted swiftly to try to railroad the alleged rapists, with help from the conservative press, but the prosecution couldn t succeed in getting the jury to convict Mrs Massie s mother and some sailors who worked for the Massies then kidnapped and killed on of the accused rapists Clarence Darrow came from the mainland to defend them, arguing that there i This is a fascinating book about the 1931 Massie affair in which a white Navy wife accused a group of islanders of rape Navy and business people acted swiftly to try to railroad the alleged rapists, with help from the conservative press, but the prosecution couldn t succeed in getting the jury to convict Mrs Massie s mother and some sailors who worked for the Massies then kidnapped and killed on of the accused rapists Clarence Darrow came from the mainland to defend them, arguing that there is a higher law that allows a husband to execute his wife s rapist.I love this kind of history he describes Hawaii and its politics at the time, and goes into the background of every character in this story I d known the hist...

  9. Tara says:

    An eye opening, but sadly unsurprising, account of racism and oppression in Hawaii It was tough to read not because of the writing, which was great but because again and again, the wrongs committed by rich, white people in power resulted in pain, suffering and death of innocent people, especially people of color And while this trial directly led to positive changes of people of all races working together for a better Hawaii, and while I do believe we have made progress since the 1930s, why An eye opening, but sadly unsurprising, account of racism and oppression in Hawaii It was tough to read not...

  10. Claire says:

    This is textbook materialpeople need to know about this case and the role of colonization and every ism you can think of in Hawaii Less focus on Pearl Harbor and hula dance classes, please If you ve spent time in Waikiki, this ll be a definite eye opener as you see familiar street names