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We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam's Quest for Democracy

Doloris Coulter Cogan


This book is a carefully documented yet impassioned recollection of Guam's struggle to liberate itself from the absolutist rule of the U.S. Navy. It concentrates on five crucial years, 1945–1950, when the author, fresh out of journalism school, joined the team of idealists at the newly formed Institute of Ethnic Affairs in Washington, D.C. Working as a writer/editor on the monthly Guam Echo under the leadership of the Institute's director, John Collier, the author witnessed and recorded the battle fought at the very top between Collier and Navy Secretary James V. Forrestal as the people of Gua ... More

Keywords: Guam, U.S. Navy, Guam Echo, John Collier, James V. Forrestal, civilian government, democracy, Carlos Taitano, Organic Act of Guam, military government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824830892
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824830892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doloris Coulter Cogan, author

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