The questions raised by Hawaii's annexation have implications far beyond its shores: the imperial past forms the legal scaffolding of the imperial present.
Hawaiian activists call on the US left to help stop massive military expansion and federal legislation that would stifle their quest for independence.
Find out more about Hawaiian history in books and videos--and on the Web.
In 1893, The Nation raised a warning about how colonization would affect the state of the union.
In 1964, John Dominis Holt, one of the first voices of the Hawaiian renaissance, discussed his heritage.
The first overseas acquisition of the United States was not Hawaii, but Midway, claimed under the Guano Act of 1856.
Here's how the US Congress addressed the issue.
From our archives: The Nation addressed the question of annexation in 1898.
The story of how the Hawaiian people lost their homeland--and their continuing quest to win it back.
The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.