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Bayonets in ParadiseMartial Law in Hawai'i during World War II$
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Harry N. Scheiber and Jane L. Scheiber

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824852887

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824852887.001.0001

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Life under General Orders

Life under General Orders

(p.55) Chapter Four Life under General Orders
Bayonets in Paradise

Harry N. Scheiber

Jane L. Scheiber

University of Hawai'i Press

The Military Commander declared himself also the “Military Governor”; he ruled the Territory of Hawai`i through a series of general orders that regulated every aspect of civilian life, from dog-leash violations to prostitution, and from labor to civil and criminal law. Among the regulations that impinged most heavily on civilians were strictly enforced curfews and blackouts, and rigorous censorship of mail as well as newspapers and radio. The Office of the Military Governor (OMG) also regulated food production, prices, gasoline, liquor, and housing and shipping.

Keywords:   Office of the Military Governor, general orders, blackouts, curfews, censorship

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