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UH Press 75th Anniversary Book Talk Series

UH Press 75th Anniversary Book Talk Series In-Person

J S CorleySeptember 22, 2022. 4:00pm, Hamilton Library, Room 306 and on Zoom
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J Susan Corley will talk about her new book Leveraging Sovereignty: Kauikeaouli’s Global Strategy for the Hawaiian Nation, 1825–1854 (UH Press -September 2022). The book examines the leadership of Hawai‘i’s longest reigning monarch, King Kamehameha III. It highlights the early 1840s, when Kauikeaouli secured recognition from the United States, Britain, and France that he ruled over an independent and sovereign Hawaiian state.

J. Susan Corley, PhD, was born and raised in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu and holds a doctoral degree in history from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her scholarly emphasis is in Hawaiian history, and she has researched extensively in Hawaiian-and English-language newspapers, letters, manuscript collections, and kingdom governance documents contemporary to the period 1820-1860. Susan’s research conclusions about Kauikeaouli’s struggle for sovereign control further the historical dialog that non-European rulers deliberately molded their states’ responses to governance changes in ways that suited their own cultural and political needs.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Hawaii (change)
Hamilton Library 306

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