In the last two hundred years, only one U.S. territory has
experienced foreign occupation: Alaska in World War II.
Now available for the first time in paperback, Alaska at War
brings readers face to face with World War II in the North
Pacific. Wide-ranging essays cover the Japanese invasion
of the islands of Attu and Kiska, the effects of the war on
Aleutian Islanders, the role of minorities in the northern
conflict, and the American campaign to recover the occupied
Aleutians. Contributions also address the effects of
the war on film, race relations, and the construction of the
Alaska Highway. Additional chapters tackle the Lend-Lease
program and how to preserve historic sites in a challenging
Whether you’re a historian or just want to know more about
this pivotal period in American history, Alaska at War will
provide you with the stories and background to understand
how Alaska’s citizens and soldiers endured foreign invasion.