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Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War by Martha Smith-Norris (review)

Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War by... 382 the contemporary pacific • 29:2 (2017) have with what is ultimately a robust Islands as two separate activities, contribution to the growing field of the author shows how the missile settler colonial studies, and—I have to testing is an evolution of US actions admit—sometimes the metaphor really and motivations at its Pacific prov- works. Rohrer likens the intellectual ing grounds that began with nuclear project to paddling a canoe: not a weapons tests in 1946 and continue graceful glide, but a grunting, sweaty with contemporary US activities on effort to move forward through pow- Kwajalein Atoll. erful and shifting currents. It is not Of critical importance to this supposed to be easy. history, Smith-Norris’s archival sleuthing amplifies the contributions hi‘ilei julia hobart of Marshallese activists by document- Northwestern University ing resistance to US military tests, including the sail-ins and sit-ins led * * * by the landowners of Kwajalein. The archival research focuses on the ways Domination and Resistance: that these protests embarrassed the The United States and the Marshall United States or halted missile tests Islands during the Cold War, by and on the fact that these resistance Martha Smith-Norris. Honolulu: groups sometimes comprised mostly University of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War by Martha Smith-Norris (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 29 (2) – Aug 9, 2017

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Abstract

382 the contemporary pacific • 29:2 (2017) have with what is ultimately a robust Islands as two separate activities, contribution to the growing field of the author shows how the missile settler colonial studies, and—I have to testing is an evolution of US actions admit—sometimes the metaphor really and motivations at its Pacific prov- works. Rohrer likens the intellectual ing grounds that began with nuclear project to paddling a canoe: not a weapons tests in 1946 and continue graceful glide, but a grunting, sweaty with contemporary US activities on effort to move forward through pow- Kwajalein Atoll. erful and shifting currents. It is not Of critical importance to this supposed to be easy. history, Smith-Norris’s archival sleuthing amplifies the contributions hi‘ilei julia hobart of Marshallese activists by document- Northwestern University ing resistance to US military tests, including the sail-ins and sit-ins led * * * by the landowners of Kwajalein. The archival research focuses on the ways Domination and Resistance: that these protests embarrassed the The United States and the Marshall United States or halted missile tests Islands during the Cold War, by and on the fact that these resistance Martha Smith-Norris. Honolulu: groups sometimes comprised mostly University of

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 9, 2017

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