Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cultures of CommemorationThe Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Keith L. Camacho

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835460

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835460.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 22 October 2021

The War’s Aftermath

The War’s Aftermath

(p.59) Chapter 3 The War’s Aftermath
Cultures of Commemoration

Keith L. Camacho

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines how the concepts of loyalty and liberation functioned in the aftermath of World War II in the Mariana Islands, along with the issue of the United States' “rehabilitation” project in the archipelago in the context of the emerging Cold War. It considers American postwar expansionist policies in the Pacific, the displacement of village populations in Guam, and the establishment of an American internment compound for civilians in Camp Susupe, Saipan, among other examples of American rehabilitation efforts. The chapter shows how the American rehabilitation project, like the war itself, affected Chamorros' perceptions of themselves and of their colonial “others” as well as their responses to American notions of loyalty and liberation. It suggests that both the war and the postwar rehabilitation era later served as key historical markers for the commemoration of World War II in the Mariana Islands.

Keywords:   loyalty, liberation, World War II, Mariana Islands, United States, Cold War, Guam, Saipan, Chamorros, postwar rehabilitation

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.