From First Canoe To Statehood-800 yrs of Economic & Political Change in Hawaii

April 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Shidler College of Business, 2404 Maile Way, Room A101

Seiji Naya Memorial Lecture with Sumner La Croix Building on new archaeological and historical research, La Croix discusses the economic and political history of Hawai‘i from the first Polynesian settlements in the thirteen century through U.S. colonization and the formation of statehood to the present day. He shows how the political and economic institutions that emerged and evolved in Hawai‘i during its three centuries of global isolation allowed an economically and culturally rich society to emerge, flourish, and ultimately survive annexation and colonization by the United States. The lecture discusses why Hawaii has been able to successfully overcome some of the legacies of colonialism yet faces still considerable challenges from other unresolved legacies of lost Hawaiian sovereignty and lands. Reception: 5:30 p.m. Seminar: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Free and open to the public.

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Economics Department, College of Social Sciences, Mānoa Campus

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956-8496,, Seiji Naya Memorial Lecture with Sumner La Croix (PDF)

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