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

Author: Carol Lynn McKibben
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2012], ©2012.
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In 1917, Fort Ord was established in the tiny subdivision of Seaside, California. Over the course of the 20th century, it held great national and military importance-a major launching point for World War II operations, the first base in the military to undergo complete integration, the West Coast's most important training base for draftees in the Vietnam War, a site of important civil rights movements-until its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:C Original
(DLC) 2011027431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Lynn McKibben
ISBN: 0804778442 9780804778442
OCLC Number: 762325021
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 334 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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