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Ralph Thomas Kam

Ralph Thomas Kam, author of Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty: Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua Dynasties, 1819–1953 (2017 and several articles to the Hawaiian Journal of History, including “Copied Hymns of John Young” (2015) and “The Gospel Roots of Hawai‘i Aloha” (2017). He holds a PhD in American studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He also holds a Master of Public Relations degree from the University of Southern California.