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The first strange place : the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii, Beth Bailey, David Farber

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The first strange place : the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii
Title
The first strange place
Title remainder
the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii
Statement of responsibility
Beth Bailey, David Farber
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Just as World War I introduced Americans to Europe, making an indelible impression on thousands of farmboys who were changed forever "after they saw Paree", so World War II was the beginning of America's encounter with the East - an encounter whose effects are still being felt and absorbed. No single place was more symbolic of this initial encounter than Hawaii, the target of the first unforgettable Japanese attack on American forces, and, as the forward base and staging area for all military operations in the Pacific, the "first strange place" for close to a million soldiers, sailors, and marines on their way to the horrors of war."--BOOK JACKET. "But as Beth Bailey and David Farber show in this evocative and timely book, Hawaii was also the first strange place on another kind of journey, toward the new American society that began to emerge in the postwar era. Unlike the largely 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. With consummate skill and sensitivity, Bailey and Farber show how these unprecedented changes were tested and explored in the highly charged environment of wartime Hawaii."--BOOK JACKET. "Most of the hundreds of thousands of men and women whom war brought to Hawaii were expecting a Hollywood image of "paradise." What they found instead was vastly different: a complex crucible in which radically diverse elements - social, racial, sexual - were mingled and transmuted in the heat and strain of war. Drawing on a rich and largely untapped reservoir of documents, diaries, memoirs, and interviews with men and women who were there, the authors vividly recreate the dense, lush atmosphere of wartime Hawaii - an atmosphere that combined the familiar and exotic in a mixture that prefigured the special strangeness of American society today."--BOOK JACKET
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Bailey, Beth
Dewey number
940.53/969
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D744.7.H3
LC item number
B35 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
Target audience
adult
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The first strange place : the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii, Beth Bailey, David Farber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 270 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780029012222
Lccn
92036559
Other physical details
ill.
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  • OCM26854814
  • CARL026854814
Label
The first strange place : the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii, Beth Bailey, David Farber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 270 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780029012222
Lccn
92036559
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM26854814
  • CARL026854814

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