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Author Blackford, Mansel G., 1944-

Title Pathways to the present : U.S. development and its consequences in the Pacific / Mansel G. Blackford.

Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 267 pages) : illustrations, map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-255) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Pacific developments -- The Hawaiian Islands: the "healing" of Kaho‘olawe -- The Pacific coast: Seattle and Silicon Valley -- Alaska: the Aleutian islands -- Southern Japan during American occupation: Hiroshima and Okinawa -- Guam, the Philippines, and American Samoa -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliographic essay -- Index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Ranging from the Hawaiian Archipelago to the Aleutian Islands, from Silicon Valley to Guam, Pathways to the Present is a thoroughly researched and concisely argued account of economic and environmental change in the postwar "American" Pacific. Following a brief survey of the history of the Pacific, the author takes the Hawaiian Islands as the center of American activities in the region and looks at interactions among native Hawaiian, developmental, military, and environmental issues in the archipelago after World War II. He then turns to land- and water-use problems that have intersected with more nebulous quality-of-life concerns to generate policy controversies in the Seattle region and the San Francisco Bay area, especially Silicon Valley. Economic expansion and environmentalism in Alaska are examined through the lens of changes occurring along the Aleutians. From there the study considers Hiroshima after its destruction by the atomic bomb in 1945, looking at residents' desire to combine urban-planning concepts. The author investigates the effort to remake Hiroshima as a high-tech city in the 1990s, an attempt inspired by the perceived success of Silicon Valley, and postwar planning on Okinawa, where American influences were particularly strong. The final chapter takes into account issues raised on Guam regarding the growth of tourism and the use of the island for military purposes and links these to developments in the Philippines to the west and American Sâmoa to the south.
Subject Pacific States -- Economic conditions.
Pacific States -- History.
Islands of the Pacific -- Economic conditions.
Islands of the Pacific -- History.
Aleutian Islands (Alaska) -- History.
United States -- Territories and possessions -- History.
United States -- Insular possessions -- History.
Islands of the Pacific -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Islands of the Pacific.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Economic history (OCoLC)fst00901974
International relations (OCoLC)fst00977053
United States territories and possessions (OCoLC)fst01355190
Alaska -- Aleutian Islands (OCoLC)fst01239641
Pacific Ocean -- Islands of the Pacific (OCoLC)fst01244201
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States -- Pacific States (OCoLC)fst01243532
Internationale Politik
Grundeigentum
Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
Ozeanien
USA.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Blackford, Mansel G., 1944- Pathways to the present. Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007 9780824830731 0824830733 (DLC) 2006035362 (OCoLC)74492101
ISBN 9781435666337 (electronic bk.)
143566633X (electronic bk.)
9780824863906 (electronic bk.)
0824863909 (electronic bk.)
9780824830731 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0824830733 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051401060
DEBBG BV043158020
DEBBG BV044114265
DEBSZ 42209157X
DEBSZ 449815420
GBVCP 1003597599
GBVCP 896610047
NZ1 13865319

 
    
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