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Mothers' Darlings of the South PacificThe Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II$
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Judith A. Bennett and Angela Wanhalla

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824851521

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824851521.001.0001

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A New Net Goes Fishing

(p.1) Introduction
Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific

Judith A. Bennett

Angela Wanhalla

University of Hawai'i Press

The origin of this study is followed by a brief survey of histories of the war in the Pacific, and the challenges of research into intimacy and private life. The U.S. government and military-constructed barriers to marriage of servicemen and indigenous women are detailed along with the attitude of colonial administrators and missionaries to such relationships and the resultant children. The social and economic effects of the U.S. occupation are considered in a region where a range of presumptions about race, morality, and sexual behavior abounded and were applied to Pacific peoples.

Keywords:   historiography, oral history, law, racism, marriage, colonial governments, social attitudes, missionaries

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