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‘A Great Shadow Over Our “Civil Rights” ’: Fighting for the Government

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Explores segregation in the military and resistance to its abolition ever since the founding of the country and the War of Independence to President Truman's 1947 Committee on Civil Rights and well ... More


Dream Along with the US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates key elements from each of the US Navy Steel Band's studio album and film projects in order to contextualize their individual place within the historical trajectory of the ... More


From Carnival to Mardi Gras

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter illustrates the US Navy Steel Band's musical and cultural influence throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. By the late 1960s, the US Navy Steel Band moved past its high-profile early ... More


Steelpan Grooves: The US Navy Steel Band, 1975–1995

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the US Navy Steel Band's adolescent years—1978 to 1995. In 1976 alone they performed nearly four hundred performances as part of the US Navy's all-out publicity blitz to ... More


Men of Peace: The South American Tour of 1960

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter chronicles the US Navy Steel Band's twelve-country tour of South America as ambassadors for the People-to-People initiative. Beyond the length and physical distance covered, the South ... More


All Quiet on the Steelband Front

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter looks at how the budget axe finally came down on the US Navy Steel Band, despite their good deeds and musical importance to the region—not to mention some 20,000 performances worldwide. ... More


From Trash Can to US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter details the genesis of the US Navy Steel Band, an act born of Admiral Daniel Gallery's ambition. The admiral attended the Trinidadian Carnival in both 1955 and 1957, and was spellbound ... More


Admiral Dan’s Pan-Demoniacs: Coming to a Town Near You!

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes the early success of the US Navy Steel Band. Admiral Gallery's public relations wizardry is on full display in the US Navy Steel Band's early prominent national and ... More


Introduction: Military Might, Melodious Music

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter briefly discusses an in-depth study of the US Navy Steel Band and its relationship within the scope of two overarching narratives: the development of post-WWII military ... More


The Road to the Java Sea

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter discusses the British grand strategy, the British Service Chiefs' and Churchill's view of the situation, Churchill's desire for an immediate counter-offensive, the ... More


Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Andrew R. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

“Maybe you won't like steel band. It's possible. But it's been said that the Pied Piper had a steel band helping him on his famous visit to Hamelin.” When the US Navy distributed this press release, ... More


Naval Missions and Ocean Governance

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents issues relating to naval missions and ocean governance and their implications for the future of sea power. The chapter first discusses US naval missions and their goals ... More


Finding a Place

Edward Kaplan

in To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the air-atomic strategy and the organizational struggles it fueled. The structure for national security policy changed dramatically with the National Security Act in July 1947. ... More


Stalemate, Finite Deterrence, Polaris, and SIOP-62

Edward Kaplan

in To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the continued clashes between the Air Force and its sister services whose new ideas, including finite deterrence and stalemate, threatened its predominance. Although the Air ... More


Conclusion: Moving beyond the Current Debate

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

in The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter is divided into three components: 1. A review of the (lack of) utility of the concept of grand strategy in view of the prior chapters 2. A discussion of the theoretical and policy ... More


The Politics of Global Coverage: The Navy, NASA, and GPS, 1960–2010

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The sponsorship of the Global Positioning System by the US Department of Defense in the early 1970s seems perfectly obvious – why wouldn’t the US military want an amazingly precise global navigation ... More


Intifada: Church—State Conflict in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Lester Mcgrath-Andino

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the role played by the Ecumenical Coalition of Churches for Vieques (ECCV) in the formation and struggles of a broad-based civil disobedience campaign being carried out since ... More


Tsunamis and the US Navy

James Goff and Walter Dudley

in Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546123
eISBN:
9780197546154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546123.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Natural Disasters

This chapter presents the story of US Navy ships in the Virgin Islands following the Civil War. On November 18, 1867, a tsunami struck, destroying many of the ships; the events that unfolded are told ... More


:: A New Atmosphere

Kristine C. Harper

in Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083782
eISBN:
9780262274982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The opening of the new Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit marked the end of the preliminary research period, but it was just the beginning of the worldwide spread of numerical weather ... More


Cruising for Slaves and Boating up Rivers: Anti–Slave Trade Patrols and the Fight against Disease across the Atlantic

Manuel Barcia

in The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At sea, disease was a common adversary to both slave traders and anti–slave trade officers in the various navies involved in the implementation of abolition policies in the Atlantic. Their many ... More


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