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City for empire : an Anchorage history, 1914-1941

Author: Preston Jones
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First settled in 1915, Anchorage, Alaska, was founded with the American empire in mind. During World War I, it served as a conduit through which coal could be shipped to the Pacific, where the US Navy was engaged with Japan. Decades later, during World War II, Anchorage became an equally important site for the defense of the mainland and the projection of American power. City for Empire tells the story of  Read more...
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Jones, Preston, 1966-
City for empire.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010013803
(OCoLC)587198922
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Preston Jones
ISBN: 9781602230859 1602230854
OCLC Number: 699521118
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 214 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Context --
Interlude: Nature --
Beginnings --
Interlude: Socialism --
War --
Interlude: Z.J. Loussac --
Inside --
Interlude: Mikami family photographs --
Outside --
Transition --
Appendix: Alaska's new era; New conditions; Anchorage; The Japanese menace; Applies to Resurrection Bay; Alaskans form type; Loussac's daily gossip; "The orphan's complaint"; Natives and World War One; Sons of Japan living here; Liberal in all patriotic movements; Immigration; No room for job hunters; Eklutna Industrial School; Civilization is menaced by Spanish savagery; A message from the Kimura family; Good advice.
Responsibility: Preston Jones.

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