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Can Anything Beat White?A Black Family's Letters$
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Elisabeth Petry

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617033209

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.001.0001

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Writing for Posterity from Hawaii

Writing for Posterity from Hawaii

(p.129) Chapter 7 Writing for Posterity from Hawaii
Can Anything Beat White?

Elisabeth Petry

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on Helen James’s correspondence from Hawaii. In 1901, Helen boarded the steamship Sonoma in San Francisco to sail to Hawaii, to work at the Kamehameha Schools in “the kitchen as well as the parlor” for a salary of twenty-five dollars a month. She also began tutoring a student in English and helping the school nurse organize and prepare her lectures.

Keywords:   Helen James, correspondence, letters, Kamehameha Schools

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