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In Search of Lili'uokalani: Notes toward a biography of the last queen of the Independent Kingdom of Hawaii
Friday, April 9, 2010 - 7:00pm to Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:00pm

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 United States.

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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