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American Experience; Hawaii's Last Queen


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American Experience
Hawaii's Last Queen
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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Liliu'okalani, who ruled Hawaii in the late 1800s, had traveled throughout Europe and moved easily between the worlds of Hawaiian tradition and state dinners at the White House. But as the powerful American business community in Hawaii moved to gain control of the island nation, Liliu'okalani was caught in the middle. Anna Deveare Smith narrates.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Hawaii's Last Queen,” 01/09/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81AF826BA0B14AFC8F53DABA5ACD278E.
MLA: “American Experience; Hawaii's Last Queen.” 01/09/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81AF826BA0B14AFC8F53DABA5ACD278E>.
APA: American Experience; Hawaii's Last Queen. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81AF826BA0B14AFC8F53DABA5ACD278E
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