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Jeeps, communists, and Quonset huts: World War II surplus disposal in the Territory of Hawaiʻi
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|Title:||Jeeps, communists, and Quonset huts: World War II surplus disposal in the Territory of Hawaiʻi|
|Keywords:||World War (1939-1945)|
Surplus military property
|LC Subject Headings:||Surplus military property, American--Hawaii|
World War (1939-1945)--Hawaii
|Abstract:||While historical events that took place in the Territory of Hawaiʻi during World War II have been well-documented, little information is available about the disposition of millions of tons of surplus equipment and supplies that had been stockpiled in the Territory. Drawing on news articles, archival sources, and government documents, this study examines two aspects of disposal of surplus military property in the Territory of Hawaiʻi: the people who worked in surplus disposal, and the impact of this bonanza of surplus on people’s lives and the local economy.|
|Description:||Text of an article appearing in Hawaiian Journal of History, volume 50.|
|Rights:||This paper is the intellectual property of Gwen Sinclair. The content may be used for educational or research purposes as long as it is cited appropriately using any standard citation format.|
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