Hawaiian Statehood and U.S. Cold War Image Abroad

The Territory of Hawaii became the 50th state in August 1959. In her book Gateway State, Sarah Miller-Davenport explains the role Hawaii --… read more

The Territory of Hawaii became the 50th state in August 1959. In her book Gateway State, Sarah Miller-Davenport explains the role Hawaii -- with its Asian-majority population -- played in improving the U.S. image around the globe. In an era of crumbling European empires and decolonization, she argued the U.S. used Hawaii as a Cold War foreign policy tool, projecting an image of multicultural democracy and helping to address questions about its past record on minority civil rights. The Wilson Center and National History Center co-hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Eric Arnesen Professor George Washington University->History Department
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Hawaiian Statehood and U.S. Cold War Image Abroad

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Program ID:
509232-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 2021 | 6:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 21, 2021 | 6:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3