Kaminski, Theresa, 1958-

Prisoners in paradise : American women in the wartime South Pacific / Theresa Kaminski. - Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2000. - x, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-266) and index.

Women's Duty and the Decision to Stay in the Pacific -- The Struggle to Organize -- Work and Womanhood in Internment -- Romance, Marriage, and Family Life During the War -- Evading Internment -- National Identity and Subversion of the Enemy -- Rescue and Its Aftermath.

The author presents stories of women who were imprisoned in the Philippines by the Japanese and of women who "fled into the hills or adopted new identities to avoid captivity, relying on neighbors and former servants for survival."--Jacket.

0700610030 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780700610037 (cloth : alk. paper)



World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Women prisoners of war--History--Philippines--20th century.
Prisoners of war--History--United States--20th century.

D805.P6 / K36 2000