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Statehood Countdown #13 (Wilcox/Wilkins)

August 9, 2009
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One week into Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown,” weʻre looking at correspondence from 1955 between J. Ernest Wilkins, Assistant Secretary of Labor and Francis O. Wilcox, Assistant Secretary of State. Just to give some historical context, for those who’ve been keeping up with this Statehood Countdown, you might recall that the exchange between Assistant Secretary...

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Statehood Countdown #14 (Goott)

August 8, 2009
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In 1949, the Dept of Labor, with the help of the AFL and the British and Dutch labor unions started a new international union called the International Congress of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to confront the communist influenced World Federations of Trade Unions (WFTU), in what a 1951 Business Week article referred to as...

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Statehood Countdown #15 (Noziglia)

August 7, 2009
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Following yesterday’s Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown #16,” in which the ILWU Local 142, 2nd Biennial, presented a resolution calling for the United States to reverse its vote cast in the United Nations General Assembly calling for the U.S. to support independence of territories; today, weʻre looking at a document written by Edward P. Noziglia,...

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Statehood Countdown #16 (1955 ILWU Biennial)

August 6, 2009
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Continuing our Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown,” weʻre looking at four resolutions delivered to the ILWU Local 142, 2nd Biennial Local Convention at the Hilo Armory in September 1955. The four resolutions on World Peace, World Trade, Capital Punishment, and Statehood for Hawaii. This document not only offers insight as to what were some of...

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Statehood Countdown #17 (ODA & NSGT)

August 5, 2009
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Continuing our Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown,” weʻre looking at the correspondence between Benjamin Gerig, the Director of the Office of Dependent Area Affairs, and D. Protitch, the Under-Secretary for Trusteeship and Information from the United Nation’s office of Non-Self-Governing Territories. These documents trace the movement of information from the Territory of Hawaii’s Governor’s Office...

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Statehood Countdown #18 (E.L. Bartlett)

August 4, 2009
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As a continuation of Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown,” weʻre looking at a document from the Congressional Record, July 27, 1956. E.L. Bartlett (the Alaskan equivalent to Hawaii’s Territorial Delegate John Burns), addressed the House regarding the issue of Alaska’s and Hawaii’s submission to the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. Contained in this document...

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Statehood Countdown #19 (M. Perez-Guerrero)

August 3, 2009
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As a continuation of Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown,” weʻre looking at the document given to Mr. Bolard More, Officer in Charge of Non-Self-Governing Territories Affairs of the Department of State, by M. Perez-Guerrero, Director of the Division of Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories at the UN. This document contains the information given to the UN...

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Statehood Countdown #20 (Francis O. Wilcox)

August 2, 2009
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As a continuation of Statehood Hawaiiʻs “Statehood Countdown,” weʻre looking at the document given to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles by Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Francis O. Wilcox. This document contains the procedure by which Hawaii could be removed from the UN list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. Francis O. Wilcox...

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Statehood Countdown #21 (John Foster Dulles)

August 1, 2009
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As part of Statehood Hawaiiʻs 21 days until statehood countdown, we will be posting some key documents challenging the traditional statehood story. These primary documents are correspondances between the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, Congress, the Department of the Interior, the Territory of Hawaii and Labor History. The following is a letter written...

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