HIS 390: Senior Capstone
History Department
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, Pennsylvania


“Patriotutes” of Hotel Street: The Untold Story of Jean O’Hara, The Honolulu Harlot


This paper delves into the life of a brothel prostitute in Honolulu, Hawaii during World War Two. Their story outside of the brothel was a life of patriotic sacrificing to volunteer their time, mind, and body for our country. In turn, the women were abused and treated inhumanly as their basic rights were taken from them. This paper follows the story of Jean O’Hara as she courageously stood up against the brutal police vice squad.

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