Course Detail
Course Components:
This class explores the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the arrival of European explorers and American missionaries, the Kingdom’s overthrow in 1893, annexation by the United States in 1898, and statehood in 1959. The class considers how Native Hawaiians resisted the loss of their nation and continue to organize for cultural revitalization and decolonization. We also consider histories of immigrants from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Portugal, and Puerto Rico, among others, who came to work on sugar plantations in the late 19th and early 20th century.