The First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii / Edition 1

The First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii / Edition 1

by Beth L. Bailey, David Farber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801848679

ISBN-13: 9780801848674

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

As the forward base and staging area for all U.S. military operations in the Pacific during World War II, Hawaii was the "first strange place" for close to a million soldiers, sailors, and marines on their way to the horrors of war. But Hawaii was also the first strange place on another kind of journey, toward the new American society that would begin to emerge in the…  See more details below

Overview

As the forward base and staging area for all U.S. military operations in the Pacific during World War II, Hawaii was the "first strange place" for close to a million soldiers, sailors, and marines on their way to the horrors of war. But Hawaii was also the first strange place on another kind of journey, toward the new American society that would begin to emerge in the postwar era. Unlike the rigid and static social order of prewar America, this was to be a highly mobile and volatile society of mixed racial and cultural influences, one above all in which women and minorities would increasingly demand and receive equal status. Drawing on documents, diaries, memoirs, and interviews, Beth Bailey and David Farber show how these unprecedented changes were tested and explored in the highly charged environment of wartime Hawaii.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801848674
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
689,013
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue: December 7, 19411
Introduction: Wartime Hawaii and American Identity15
1Into the War Zone31
2Culture of Heroes63
3Hotel Street Sex95
4Strangers in a Strange Land133
5Fragile Connections167
Epilogue211
Notes217
Acknowledgments255
Index259

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