First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii

TitleFirst Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsBailey, Beth L., and David R. Farber
Number of Pages270
PublisherFree Press
CityNew York
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For close to a million soldiers, sailors and marines on their way to participate in World War II, Hawaii was, their "first strange place". Here, drawing on documents, diaries, memoirs and interviews with men and women who were there, the authors recreate the atmosphere of wartime Hawaii. [Worldcat Abstract] Hundreds of thousands of men and women went to Hawaii during World War II expecting a Hollywood image of "paradise." What they found was radically different : a complex crucible in which diverse elements--social, racial, sexual--were mingled and transmuted in the heat and strain of war. [Worldcat Summary]

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