Cahill, Emmett.

ISBN 10: 0935180826 / ISBN 13: 9780935180824
Published by Honolulu, Hawaii: Editions Limited, (1991.), 1991
Soft cover
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First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover. A beautiful book, illustrating through many photographs a unique history - that of the "Molokai Leprosy Colony" in the Hawaiian Islands,where over a period of 125 years, over 7,000 of the afflicted were involuntarily confined for life. Included are chapters on the building of the first church by Protestant missionaries at Siloama, the coming of Father Damien and Brother Dutton,the work of Mother Marianne and her nuns, the failure of the US research station, but most of all, this is full of photographs of the residents themselves. Chronology, bibliography, index. 114 pp. Slightly oversized format, printed on glossy stock. Maps inside covers. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps. Bookseller Inventory # 43122

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Title: YESTERDAY AT KALAUPAPA: A Saga of Pain and ...

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii: Editions Limited, (1991.)

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the 125 year history of the "Molokai Leprosy Settlement," as it was once known, more than 7000 of the afflicted, young and old, were involuntarily confined for life to the ocean-fronted and cliff-backed tongue of land that is Kalaupapa. Such restrictive measures were taken by the government to "protect the sensibilities and the health of the unaffiliated" from the dread disease that swept the island chain. This banishment and isolation continued until 1969. It is with the deepest appreciation to those thousands, living and dead, who were banished for the welfare of others that this book is dedicated. Generously illustrated with maps, manuscripts, and an extensive record of photos, some previously unpublished

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