The Resource Defending whose country? : indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war, Noah Riseman

Defending whose country? : indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war, Noah Riseman

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Defending whose country? : indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war
Title
Defending whose country?
Title remainder
indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war
Statement of responsibility
Noah Riseman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the campaign against Japan in the Pacific during the Second World War, the armed forces of the United States, Australia, and the Australian colonies of Papua and New Guinea made use of indigenous peoples in new capacities. The United States had long used American Indians as soldiers and scouts in frontier conflicts and in wars with other nations. With the advent of the Navajo Code Talkers in the Pacific theater, Native servicemen were now being employed for contributions that were unique to their Native cultures. In contrast, Australia, Papua, and New Guinea had long attempted to keep indigenous peoples out of the armed forces altogether. With the threat of Japanese invasion, however, they began to bring indigenous peoples into the military as guerilla patrollers, coastwatchers, and regular soldiers. Defending Whose Country? is a comparative study of the military participation of Papua New Guineans, Yolngu, and Navajos in the Pacific War. In examining the decisions of state and military leaders to bring indigenous peoples into military service, as well as the decisions of indigenous individuals to serve in the armed forces, Noah Riseman reconsiders the impact of the largely forgotten contributions of indigenous soldiers in the Second World War."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
940.54/04
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
R57 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Defending whose country? : indigenous soldiers in the Pacific war, Noah Riseman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Reading Colonialism and Indigenous Involvement in the Second World War; 1. An Exception in the Equation? Donald Thomson and the NTSRU; 2. Allies at War: De Facto Yolngu Soldiers; 3. Black Skins, Black Work: Papuan and New Guinean Labor; 4. Guerillas for the White Men: Formal Papuan andNew Guinean Fighters; 5. The Navajo Code Talkers: Warriors for the Settler Nation; 6. When the War Was Over: Forgetting and (Re)membering the Code Talkers; Conclusion: The Soldier-Warrior in Modern War
  • Source AcknowledgmentsNotes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn819136686
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246164
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b35160342
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819136686
  • pebco0803246161

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