By Judith A. Bennett,Angela Wanhalla,Saui'a Louise Marie Tuimanuolo Mataia-Milo,Kathryn Creely,Jacqueline Leckie,Alumita Durutalo,Kate Stevens,Rosemary Anderson
Over the process international warfare II, million American army team of workers occupied bases during the South Pacific, abandoning a human legacy of no less than 4,000 teenagers born to indigenous moms. in line with interviews performed with a lot of those American-indigenous childrens and a number of other of the surviving moms, Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific explores the intimate relationships that existed among untold numbers of U.S. servicemen and indigenous ladies in the course of the struggle and considers the destiny in their mixed-race kids. those relationships constructed within the significant U.S. bases of the South Pacific Command, from Bora Bora within the east throughout to Solomon Islands within the west, and from the Gilbert Islands within the north to New Zealand, within the southernmost sector of the Pacific.
The American army command rigorously controlled interpersonal encounters among the sexes, utilizing race-based U.S. immigration legislation on Pacific peoples to avoid marriage “across the colour line.” For indigenous girls and their American servicemen sweethearts, felony marriage used to be very unlikely; giving upward thrust to a new release of fatherless teenagers, such a lot of whom grew up desirous to comprehend extra approximately their American lineage. Mothers’ Darlings of the South Pacific lines those children’s tales of loss, emotion, longing, and identity—and of lives lived within the shadow of worldwide struggle. every one bankruptcy discusses the context of the actual island societies and indicates how this usually decided the methods intimate relationships built and have been accommodated through the battle years and beyond.
Oral histories show what the files of colonial governments and the army have mostly neglected, offering a standpoint at the results of the U.S. profession that in the past has been passed over via Pacific struggle historians. The richness of this e-book will attract these the Pacific, global struggle II, in addition to intimacy, kin, race kinfolk, colonialism, id, and the felony constructions of U.S. immigration.
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Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: The Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II by Judith A. Bennett,Angela Wanhalla,Saui'a Louise Marie Tuimanuolo Mataia-Milo,Kathryn Creely,Jacqueline Leckie,Alumita Durutalo,Kate Stevens,Rosemary Anderson