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Racial beachhead : diversity and democracy in a military town, Seaside, California

Author: Carol Lynn McKibben
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
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Fort Ord was established in 1917 and the town of Seaside, California grew alongside it. After holding great importance during World War II, it became the West Coast's most important training base for draftees in the Vietnam War and the first base in the military to undergo complete integration. Presented here is the story of this city, shaped over the decades by military policies of racial integration in the context  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Lynn McKibben
ISBN: 9780804776981 0804776989 9780804776998 0804776997
OCLC Number: 726819130
Description: xii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nineteenth-century visions, twentieth-century realities --
From subdivision to city : the war years --
Creating an integrated Seaside after the war --
Urban renewal and civil rights --
Fulfilling the dream, almost --
After Fort Ord : the new demographic.
Responsibility: Carol Lynn McKibben.
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This book reveals how a California city's civil rights struggles and racialized local politics were dramatically affected by the city's relationship with the military, and speaks to debates on  Read more...

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