In a recent post, I shared my thoughts on Queen Lili’uokalani’s memoir “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen”. In this article, learn a little more about this remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on Hawaiian and American history.
Queen Lili’uokalani was the only woman to rule the Kingdom of Hawai’i before its overthrow in 1893. In this deeply evocative memoir, written in an attempt to persuade the American federal government to vote against annexation, Lili’uokalani traces her story from childhood to queen regnant. It’s a story of American imperialism and deceit but also a story of a remarkable woman and how she shaped modern Hawaiian history.