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When Can We Go Back to America? : Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII

When Can We Go Back to America? : Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII

Publisher : Simon & Schuster
SKU: 9781481401449
R 386,75
"An oral history about Japanese internment during World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from the perspective of children and young people affected"--
October, 2021
In this "landmark" (Secretary Norman Y. Mineta) narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during, and after their World War II incarceration, Susan H. Kamei weaves the voices of over 130 individuals--including Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of Farewell to Manzanar--who lived through this tragic episode, most of them as young adults. It's difficult to believe it happened here, in the Land of the Free: After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States government forcibly removed more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast and imprisoned them in desolate detention camps until the end of World War II just because of their race. In what Secretary Norman Y. Mineta describes as a "landmark book," he and others who lived through this harrowing experience tell the story of their incarceration and the long-term impact of this dark period in American history. For the first time, why and how these tragic events took place are interwoven with more than 130 individual voices of those who were unconstitutionally incarcerated, many of them children and young adults. Now more than ever, their words will resonate with readers who are confronting questions about racial identity, immigration, and citizenship, and what it means to be an American.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781481401449
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Contributor By (author) Susan H. Kamei, Foreword by Norman Y. Mineta
Publication Date 2021-11-01
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 736
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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In this "landmark" (Secretary Norman Y. Mineta) narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during, and after their World War II incarceration, Susan H. Kamei weaves the voices of over 130 individuals--including Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of Farewell to Manzanar--who lived through this tragic episode, most of them as young adults. It's difficult to believe it happened here, in the Land of the Free: After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States government forcibly removed more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast and imprisoned them in desolate detention camps until the end of World War II just because of their race. In what Secretary Norman Y. Mineta describes as a "landmark book," he and others who lived through this harrowing experience tell the story of their incarceration and the long-term impact of this dark period in American history. For the first time, why and how these tragic events took place are interwoven with more than 130 individual voices of those who were unconstitutionally incarcerated, many of them children and young adults. Now more than ever, their words will resonate with readers who are confronting questions about racial identity, immigration, and citizenship, and what it means to be an American.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781481401449
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Contributor By (author) Susan H. Kamei, Foreword by Norman Y. Mineta
Publication Date 2021-11-01
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 736
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 229 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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