“Spaces of Denial”: American Settler Colonialism in Hawai’i and Alaska

@inproceedings{Hixson2013SpacesOD,
  title={“Spaces of Denial”: American Settler Colonialism in Hawai’i and Alaska},
  author={Walter L. Hixson},
  year={2013}
}
In the nineteenth century American settlers systematically dispossessed the indigenous Kanaka Maoli—Hawaiian islanders, or the “true people.” While dispossession of North American Indian tribes is a familiar subject, Hawai’i has occupied “a space of denial in the consciousness of American history.”1 On these volcanic islands of the northern Pacific, the United States launched a global empire while plantation owners reaped massive profits from the sugar industry. Exploiting the spread of… CONTINUE READING