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New Caledonia

Kathryn Creely

in Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific

Published by University of Hawaii Press

Published in print March 2016 | ISBN: 9780824851521
Published online November 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780824868734
New Caledonia

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New Caledonia was the site of a huge American presence during the Pacific war years, beginning in 1943. Gender relations between local women and U.S. servicemen were affected by preconceptions on both sides and barriers to marriage existed. Some women did marry and immigrate to the United States. A case study is presented of one such marriage and the fates of the children born to a New Caledonian woman and her American husband.

Keywords: New Caledonia; Minnesota; racial stereotypes; African Americans; sex work; mixed-race; Kanak; miscegenation laws (U.S.); alcoholism; child custody

Chapter.  11075 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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