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Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series

tue30apr11:00 amtue12:00 pmShort Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Hale La‘akea (Library) 1st Floor

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Please join us for our third Spring presentation of “Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series”. Our April presentation is a hana hou talk by Anita Manning on, “Hawaiʻi and The Great War”.

The Great War – now called World War I – began in Europe, but a pivotal event drawing in the United States also was personal to Hawaiʻi. April 1, 1917 the Germans sank the SS AZTEC, not a US Navy vessel, killing 6 Hawaiʻi crew members. The war would be in the community’s everyday life for the duration – in business, schools, the farm, the kitchen [yes, guava jelly], charity, and the bar!

Anita Manning is a historian and educator, with an extensive management background. She was involved in State’s World War I Centennial, has written on the history of Hawai’i science, Hawaiian history, and on museum management. Research topics include involvement of Hawai’i residents in the American Civil War, and a Boy Scout troop for children with Hansen’s Disease. She is Historian for the 120 year old Honolulu Elks Lodge.

The Hawaiian Historical Society, in partnership with Windward Community College Library, is hosting an in-person event series featuring presentations of historians of Hawaiʻi’s history.



April 30, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Hale La‘akea (Library) 1st Floor

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