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Gateway State: Hawai'i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire

Sarah Miller-Davenport


This book explores the development of Hawaiʻi as a model for liberal multiculturalism and a tool of American global power in the era of decolonization. The establishment of Hawaiʻi statehood in 1959 was a watershed moment, not only in the ways Americans defined their nation's role on the international stage but also in the ways they understood the problems of social difference at home. Hawaiʻi's remarkable transition from territory to state heralded the emergence of postwar multiculturalism, which was a response both to independence movements abroad and to the limits of civil rights in the Uni ... More

Keywords: Hawaiʻi, liberal multiculturalism, decolonization, postwar multiculturalism, racial inequality, U.S. imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691181233
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691181233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Miller-Davenport, author
University of Sheffeild