Gender, Landscape, and the West: Henry Knight Lozano on "California and Hawai'i Bound"
12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Henry Knight Lozano and ICW director William Deverell discuss Knight Lozano's book California and Hawai'i Bound: U.S. Settler Colonialism and the Pacific West, 1848-1959.
Knight Lozano articulates how the settler colonial discourses of Americanization that connected California and Hawaii evolved and refracted alongside socioeconomic developments and Native resistance. The discussion will draw on his framing of these events within broad contexts of U.S. territorial expansion, transoceanic settlement and tourism, and capitalist investment that reconstructed both the American West and the eastern Pacific.
Henry Knight Lozano is a Senior Lecturer of American History at The University of Exeter. His work explores questions of U.S. expansion, place promotion, and race, climate, and environment, with a particular focus on the United States' tropical and semi-tropical frontiers of California, Florida, and Hawai'i.
The program is presented by the Huntington–USC Institute on California and the West.