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Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Sixty years after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and FDR's Executive Order 9066 making possible the incarceration of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent (two thirds of them American citizens) one question remains unresolved: "Could it happen again?" To the writers in this book--novelists, memoirists, poets, activists, scholars, students, professionals--the WWII internment of Japanese Americans in the detention camps of the west is an unfinished chapter of American history. Former internees and their children join with others in challenging readers to construct a better future by confronting the past. This is a fresh look at a compelling story, that continues to tarnish the American dream.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; E.Harth
PART I: PARENTS AND CHILDREN
Another Spring; T.Suyemoto
Legacy of Silence (i); M.Yamada
Legacy of Silence (ii); J.Yamada
Echoes from Generation to Generation; D.K Nagata
PART II: FAMILY SECRETS
Mixing Stories; S.D.Ikeda
A Daughter's Need to Know; M.Mueller
Return to Gila River; G.F.Brown
PART III: WHAT WE TOOK FROM THE CAMPS
Memories from Behind Barbed Wire; J.Tateishi
Pictures from Camp; P.S.Hayashi
'Isamu Noguchi: 5-7-A, Poston, Arizona'; R.J.Maeda
From Manzanar to the Present: A Personal Journey; S.K.Embrey
Democracy for Beginners; E.Harth
PART IV: FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE
Ethnic Expectations: The Politics of Staging the Internment Camps; R.Y.Alfaro
The Life and Times of 'Rabbit in the Moon'; C.Omori
The Legacy of the Battle of Bruyères: Reflections of a Sansei Francophile; V.N.Yoshimura
Loyalty and Concentration Camps in America: The Japanese American Precedent and the Internal Security Act of 1950; A.W.Austin
Nineteen in '98: A Conversation on Studying the Internment; J.Kohn & C.Lemon

Portrait

Erica Harth

Pressestimmen

'What is ultimately at stake...is the significance of this incarceration for all Americans...The treatment of Japanese Americans resonates especially strongly.' - Publishers Weekly
'...a unique volume.' - Library Journal
'...a seamless chorus that sings the core lesson of a historical error.' - Women's Review of Books
EAN: 9781403962300
ISBN: 1403962308
Untertitel: First. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PALGRAVE
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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