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By Doloris Coulter Cogan

We Fought the army and received is a gently documented but impassioned recollection of Guam's fight to free up itself from the absolutist rule of the U.S. military. Doloris Cogan concentrates on 5 an important years, 1945-1950, whilst, clean out of journalism college, she had the nice fortune to hitch the prestigious crew of idealists on the newly shaped Institute of Ethnic Affairs in Washington, D.C. operating as a writer/editor at the per 30 days Guam Echo lower than the management of the Institute's director, John Collier, Cogan witnessed and recorded the conflict fought on the very most sensible among Collier and military Secretary James V. Forrestal because the humans of Guam petitioned the U.S. Congress for civilian govt less than a structure. Taken up by way of newspapers through the state, this confrontation illustrated how a lot freedom of the clicking performs achieve and maintaining actual democracy. lower back domestic to Guam in 1948 after serving within the U.S. military within the Pacific. Taitano joined his colleagues within the reduce condo and walked out of the Guam Congress in 1949 to protest the naval governor, who had refused their correct to subpoena an American businessman suspected of criminal activity. The walkout used to be the catalyst that brought the natural Act of Guam, which used to be signed into legislations via President Truman in 1950. We Fought the army and received is the 1st special examine the occasions surrounding Guam's elevation from ownership to territory.

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