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The First Strange Place Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii by Beth L. Bailey

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English


  • American history: Second World War,
  • Australasian & Pacific history,
  • Biography: general,
  • Oral history,
  • Social history,
  • United States - 20th Century/WWII,
  • Social aspects,
  • History: American,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Australasia, Oceania & Other Land Areas,
  • USA,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Hawaii,
  • Race relations,
  • Women,
  • World War, 1939-1945

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7870095M
ISBN 100801848679
ISBN 109780801848674

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