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Destiny's LandfallA History of Guam, Revised Edition$
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Robert F. Rogers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833343

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.001.0001

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Ordered Tranquility 1903–1918

Ordered Tranquility 1903–1918

(p.120) Chapter 8 Ordered Tranquility 1903–1918
Destiny's Landfall

Robert F. Rogers

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines the various changes that arrived with the American rule over Guam, as well as the rising international tensions that would soon give way to World War I. A striking aspect of U.S. Navy rule on Guam the first decade was how little different it was for ordinary Chamorros from the previous Spanish military rule, other than the imposition of the English language and new governmental procedures, and the welcome elimination of polo labor. Technology, however, was changing rapidly in the 1900s, linking Guam closer to the United States and to the outside world. Moreover, the American authorities presiding over Guam experienced frequent turnovers of the gubernatorial position, and World War I would affect the Americans more than they would the Chamorros and their way of life.

Keywords:   World War I, American naval governors, U.S. Navy rule, technology, wartime pressures, American occupation

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