xvii, 438 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Histories of the American frontier.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.