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Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

James C. Mohr

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The bubonic plague reached Hawaii for the first time in 1899, just as the archipelago was being annexed by the US. To deal with the epidemic, governmental authorities granted absolute emergency ... More


Detention Camps

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Board of Health housed refugees from the Chinatown fire in large detention camps, where racial and ethnic dissension forced residential segregation.


Britain’s ‘Dirty Wars’?

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

It was never government policy to allow the security forces to take their own reprisals, but charges were frequently levelled against them that they did so. Sometimes such charges were deliberately ... More


Fighting with Fire

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning New Year's Day 1900, whenever anyone died of bubonic plague, surviving residents of the same building were relocated to detention camps for surveillance and the building itself was burned. ... More


“Barbed-Wire Deterrents”: Detention and Relief at Indian Famine Camps, 1876–1901

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Famine in India during the 1870s and 1890s was the context for the development of British camps on a mass and unprecedented scale. In a “state of exception,” extrajudicial detention camps arrested ... More


The Burning of Chinatown

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On January 20, 1900, freak winds turned the burning of a small plague site into a major conflagration. In a matter of hours, the fire spread from the area around Kaumakapili Church throughout the ... More


Incarceration

Yoosun Park

in Facilitating Injustice: The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780199765058
eISBN:
9780190081348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765058.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Hastily built on existing sites such as race tracks and fair grounds, the temporary Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) detention camps in which the Nikkei were first incarcerated were unfit ... More


“There was never a camp here!”

Marianne Hirsch

in Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257726
eISBN:
9780520944909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257726.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the unfortunate individuals who were arrested and considered as “political” prisoners in 1942, first presenting the testimonials of three political prisoners—Nathan Simon, Polya ... More


“No Innocents and No Onlookers”:: The Uses of the Past in the Novels of Mau Mau

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of the novels of Mau Mau, focusing extensively on the early fiction of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Godwin Wachira’s seminal Ordeal in the Forest, among others. The novels are ... More


Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence

Ken Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450556
eISBN:
9780801454943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450556.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the Revolutionary War, American ... More


Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II

A. Naomi Paik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626314
eISBN:
9781469628097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626314.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book grapples with the history of U.S. prison camps that have confined people outside the boundaries of legal and civil rights. Removed from the social and political communities that would ... More


Epilogue: “Nobody Survives Guantanamo”: A Political Prison Today

Padraic Kenney

in Dance in Chains: Imprisonment in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199375745
eISBN:
9780190840075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199375745.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

The detention of about 800 men by the United States at Guantanamo Bay in 2002 fits the description of a political prison. The authorities used torture and disorientation to make inmates uncertain of ... More


Unauthorized Immigration

Melvin Delgado

in State-Sanctioned Violence: Advancing a Social Work Social Justice Agenda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190058463
eISBN:
9780190058494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058463.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Although immigration covers a wide sociopolitical spectrum, this chapter’s focus will be on the unauthorized (“illegal”) and how state violence unfolds for them. This state violence is generally ... More


Death in the Afternoon

Ian Campbell

in The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on the curfew declared by the Italians one hour after the attack on Graziani, the arrests and detention of Ethiopians that followed, and atrocities carried out by Blackshirts and ... More


The Second Day

Ian Campbell

in The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter describes the resumption of the massacre on Saturday 20th February, the transportation of bodies by fleets of military vehicles to incineration sites in the city’s northern suburb of ... More


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