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Completing the union : Alaska, Hawaii, and the battle for statehood
Whitehead, John S.
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Publication Information:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
pages cm.
General Note:
"The book had its origins in 1981 as an oral history project for the Alaska Statehood Commission"--Acknowledgements.
Far-off and distant territories : Alaska and Hawai'i on the eve of World War II -- Hawai'i : a Gibraltar worth defending? -- Alaska : a land without people -- And the war came: World War II in the territories, 1941-1945 -- World War II and the transformation of Hawai'i -- World War II and the creation of modern Alaska -- And the war came again : statehood and the cold war in Alaska and Hawai'i, 1946-1956 -- The cold war stymies Hawai'i as the forty-ninth state, 1946-1950 -- The continuing transformation of Hawai'i, 1950-1956 -- The cold war activates Alaska, 1946-1954 -- The Alaska legends : the constitutional convention and the Tennessee Plan, 1955-1956 -- The needle and the thread : Alaska and Hawai'i complete the union, 1957-1959 -- We're in : Alaska takes the lead as the forty-ninth state, 1957-1959 -- The last territorial delegate and the admission of Hawai'i, 1957-1959 -- Epilogue : the legacy of the fifty-star flag -- Journey's end: a personal note.

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