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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 31–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Patrick Chung Abstract This article provides a prehistory of the “container revolution” that occurred during the Vietnam War. It situates containerization in Vietnam within the broader history of US military-led capitalist globalization, demonstrating how US military contracting influenced...
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Radical History Review (2016) 2016 (126): 147–158.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Jessie Kindig Reconsidering the US military presence in East Asia in the post-World War II period as a “violent embrace,” this article argues that soldiers' expectations of East Asia as an erotic paradise combined with US military policies to legitimate and normalize sexual access to Asian women...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 103–116.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Davorn Sisavath Abstract This article complicates and challenges the existing records on US-Lao relations during the Second Indochina War by examining military waste in Laos as an archive. Over two million tons of bombs were dropped during US bombing in Laos from 1964 to 1973. Today, Laos remains...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (147): 55–76.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Ann Ngoc Tran Abstract This article theorizes and historicizes soap, a medical “gift” distributed by the US military to villages and hamlets in South Vietnam, as a commodity and as an infrastructure in the American war in Vietnam. During the war, soap not only operated as a tool to clean those...
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Radical History Review (2020) 2020 (137): 119–140.
Published: 01 May 2020
...A. J. Yumi Lee Abstract Narrating the fictional story of an African American veteran of the desegregated Korean War, Toni Morrison’s 2012 novel Home links the violence of US military “police action” in Korea to the long history of police violence at home. This article argues that Home’ s critical...
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Radical History Review (2015) 2015 (123): 60–86.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Elizabeth Mesok This article analyzes the gendered performances of American military women during the US-led occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Through an examination of Lioness teams and female engagement teams—all-female teams used to navigate “cultural norms,” present the US military...
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Radical History Review (2017) 2017 (129): 74–102.
Published: 01 October 2017
... grounded in a pivotal twentieth-century assumption: the United States and its allies are forces for good, defending freedom and democracy on every part of the planet. And the pocket guides stressed the various ways that these US military tourists would serve as grassroots diplomats or “ambassadors...
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Radical History Review (2015) 2015 (123): 115–143.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., especially those on former US military bases, this article investigates linkages between call center technologies and global sexual economies. Combining a sexual fields analytic framework with new empire scholarship, this essay examines how subjects in the global outsourcing industry participate...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 56–77.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., the military contractor and oil-field services company that was a subsidiary of Halliburton. Decades later, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld worked alongside Vice-President Dick Cheney, former Halliburton CEO, as the company secured unprecedented contracts during the US war in Iraq. Whereas military contracting...
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Radical History Review (2013) 2013 (115): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., but the disproportionate suffer- ing by Haitians in Krome, and in US detention facilities writ large, makes Krome a Haitian story. Through documenting Krome’s origins, I aim to excavate Krome’s military past and demonstrate the ways in which the United States has articulated ideas of “security” and power...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 32–58.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Black GIs and Liberian women defied the racist segregationist logic used by American military leaders to police Black GIs’ sexuality elsewhere during the war. USAFIL officials consequently racialized venereal disease and prostitution to justify confining and regulating Black Liberian women’s bodies...
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Radical History Review (2015) 2015 (123): 87–114.
Published: 01 October 2015
... the project of US imperialism as crucially as colonial administration or military occupation. © 2015 by MARHO: The Radical Historians' Organization, Inc. 2015 intimacy imperialism labor Phillipines Illicit Labor MacArthur’s Mistress and Imperial Intimacies Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez...
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Radical History Review (2016) 2016 (124): 11–41.
Published: 01 January 2016
... correspondence; surveillance and infiltration by secret police in unions, political parties, and social movements; use of the armed forces and national police (Carabineros) to control internal order, break strikes, and enforce arms control legislation; and jurisdiction of military courts over civilians...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (146): 84–104.
Published: 01 May 2023
... throughout the years, showing that the military used state institutions to control social conflict before 1976 and that it did so also through legal means and outside concealed clandestine spaces. dantoniodebora7@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by MARHO: The Radical Historians’ Organization, Inc. 2023...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of intricate relationships, where militarism avails its considerable resources to suppress anticapitalist movements globally, and where the military-industrial complex stabilizes capitalist activity, absorbing its excesses by producing armaments, surveillance tactics, and ever-diversifying uses of security...
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Radical History Review (2008) 2008 (101): 145–159.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Erik Esselstrom This essay reflects on the experience of a remarkable Japanese woman, Hasegawa Teru, whose life story can help us both historicize and contextualize the emergence of a human-rights discourse in modern Japan and connect it to the struggle of the social and political Left in Japanese...
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Radical History Review (2023) 2023 (147): 137–157.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of US colonial occupation that continues to this day. What did it mean to pass through these spaces of settler military power in the Pacific, which were crucial in the United States’ imperial war in Southeast Asia? And what are we to make of these layovers, given their enmeshment in the carceral logics...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 11–30.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the velvet dresses and sold them in Busan, where the largest wartime black market in the country operated. The transactions made her 900,000 Korean won, equivalent to approximately US$360 at the official exchange rate of the time. Sur gave Trolinger US$80 in military payment certificates (MPCs) and retained...
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Radical History Review (2017) 2017 (129): 177–185.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to the US military occupation of Hawai‘i. Keko‘olani first became actively involved in Hawai‘i sovereignty politics through protests in the mid-­1970s to demilitarize the island of Kaho‘olawe, which had been used by the United States Navy for live-­fire exercises since World War II. She participated...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 131–147.
Published: 01 January 2019
... civil, relations between the United States and African partners. This and other military schemes ultimately led to the creation of the US military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) in 2008. 13 AFRICOM is responsible for coordinating US military activities across the continent (except for Egypt, which still...
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