publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

"Little Island into Mighty Base": Indigeneity, Race, and U.S. Empire in Guam, 1944-1962

Flores, Alfred Peredo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Abstract
This dissertation examines the creation of Guam’s post-World War II multiracial society through Chamorro land stewardship and the recruitment of non-local labor. This tiny 212-square-mile island in the western Pacific became a crucible of American empire that connected Guam, the Philippines, and the United States. This synergy of expansion between the U.S. government and private industry resulted in the construction of Apra Harbor, bases, military homes, and roads throughout Guam. This process was based on the U.S. military’s acquisition of land and the recruitment of approximately 28,000 civilian military workers, most notably men from the Philippines and th...
Subjects
free text keywords: American history, History of Oceania, Ethnic studies, Empire, Immigration, Indigeneity, Labor, Race
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