WHAT: Elinor Langer, author of
the 2008 Special Issue of The Nation "Famous are the Flowers: Hawaiian
Resistance Then-and Now" will discuss her work-in-progress: In Search of
Lili'uokalani. This forthcoming biography of the queen will shine the
spotlight on her strength and intelligence in guiding her little country
through the then-uncharted stages of American overseas imperialism that
has left Lili'uokalani as beloved and honored by her people today as
she was in her lifetime. If you have ever wondered, visiting Hawaii, why it feels so
different from any other American state, the answer is "It Is." Forced
from her throne by American business interests in 1893, Queen
Lili'uokalani saw the Hawaiian Kingdom turned briefly into a "republic"
and then-the real goal of the men who overthrew her- annexed to the
WHEN: Friday, April 9, 7 p.m.
WHERE: 236 Smith Union (Cascade Room)
Presented by PSU Friends of History. Free and open to the public
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