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Bayonets in Paradise – Martial Law in Hawai'i during World War II - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Bayonets in Paradise: Martial Law in Hawai'i during World War II

Harry N. Scheiber and Jane L. Scheiber


Bayonets in Paradise recounts the extraordinary story of how the army imposed rigid and absolute control on the total population of Hawaii during World War II. Declared immediately after the Pearl Harbor attack, martial law was all-inclusive, bringing under army rule every aspect of the Territory of Hawaiʻi's laws and governmental institutions. The result was a protracted crisis in civil liberties, as the army subjected more than 400,000 civilians—citizens and alien residents alike—to sweeping, intrusive social and economic regulations and to enforcement of army orders in provost courts with n ... More

Keywords: martial law, internment, Japanese Americans, civil liberties, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824852887
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824852887.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry N. Scheiber, author
University of California, Berkeley

Jane L. Scheiber, author

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