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Domination and resistance : the United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Author: Martha Smith-Norris
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press. C 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illuminates the twin themes of superpower domination and indigenous resistance in the central Pacific during the Cold War, with a compelling historical examination of the relationship between the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Smith-Norris
ISBN: 9780824847623 0824847628
OCLC Number: 989126865
Description: 1 vol. (x-249 p.) : ill., cartes, jaquette ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : historical context, themes, approach, and research --
American Cold War policies and the Enewetakese : community displacement, environmental degradation, and indigenous resistance --
US nuclear experiments and the Bikinians : the "nuclear nomads" revisited --
US nuclear tests, the environment, and medical research : case studies of the Rongelapese and Utirikese --
US missile testing and the creation of a Pacific slum : the Kwajalein Missile Range and the island of Ebeye --
Negotiating a Cold War treaty : the United States, the Marshall Islands, and the Compact of Free Association --
Epilogue : legacies of US Cold War policies and the ongoing quest for justice in the Marshall Islands
Responsibility: Martha Smith-Norris.

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[T]his is a book about justice. Focused on the . . . atolls of Bikini, Enewetak, and Kwajalein, Domination and Resistance is also a larger, searing history of the Cold War as a global political and Read more...

 
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