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Episode 34 - What Hast Thou Done?: The Ala Moana Five

The 1931 Massie Affair ended in a lynching that shocked the world and a murder trial that threatened the Hawaiian Islands.

This is Part II of "What Hast Thou Done." For Part I, listen to Episode 33.


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Creel, H. G. Hawaii: An International Crime (Girard: Appeal to Reason, 1915).

Hannon, Michael. “The Massie Case Territory of Hawaii v. Ahakuelo, et. al. (1931) Territory of Hawaii v. Grace Fortescue, et. al (1932).” University of Minnesota Law Library.

“A Sailor Confesses to Old Hawaii Killing.” Life Magazine. October 7, 1966. P. 39

Leong, Lavonne. “The Crime That Changed the Islands.” Honolulu Magazine. March 8, 2010.

Linder, Douglas O. “The Massie Trials: An Account.” UMKC School of Law.

“Massie Case - 1932” The Clarence Darrow Digital Collection. University of Minnesota Law Library.

“THE NAVY AND THE Massie-Kahahawai Case: THE POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK! (Honolulu: Honolulu Record Publishing Co. Ltd.)

Stannard, David E., Honor Killing: How the Infamous ‘Massie Affair’ Transformed Hawai'i (New York: Penguin, 2006). And “The Massie Case: Injustice and Courage.” The Honolulu Advertiser. October 14, 2001.

“American Experience: The Island Murder.” PBS. 2005.

Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers -

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