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Beth Bailey

Beth Bailey is a professor of history at Temple University. She is the author of America's Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force (2009), Sex in the Heartland (1999), and From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America (1988).
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Just as World War I introduced Americans to Europe, making an indelible impression on thousands of farmboys who were changed forever “after they saw Paree,” so World War II was the beginning of America’s encounter with the East – an encounter whose effects are still being felt and absorbed. No single place was more symbolic of this initial encounter than Hawaii, the target of the first unforgettable Japanese attack on American forces, and, as the forward base and staging...
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