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Cultures of Commemoration – The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands

Keith L. Camacho


In 1941 the Japanese military attacked the U.S. naval base Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. Although much has been debated about this event and the wider American and Japanese involvement in the war, few scholars have explored the Pacific War's impact on Pacific Islanders. This book fills this gap by advancing scholarly understanding of Pacific Islander relations with and knowledge of American and Japanese colonialisms in the twentieth century. It traces the formation of divergent colonial and indigenous histories in the Mariana Islands, an archipelago located in the western Pacif ... More

Keywords: loyalty, liberation, Pearl Harbor, Pacific War, Pacific Islanders, Mariana Islands, Chamorros, colonialism, Guam, Japanese

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835460
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith L. Camacho, author
University of California, Los Angeles