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    Book Discussion on Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820. The author recounts the coup, organized by the missionaries, that deposed the last Hawaiian queen, Liluokalani in 1893 and resulted in the annexation of the islands by the United States in 1898. Sarah Vowell spoke at BookPeople in Austin, Texas, and responded to questions from members of the audience.

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    Book Discussion on A Chinaman's Chance

    Eric Liu talked about his book, A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream, in which he looks at the history of Chinese Americans and the experiences of his own family members in the United States. He spoke at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.

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