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Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps


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April 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In 1941, Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a teenage girl who, like other Americans, reacted with horror to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Yet soon she and her family were among 110,000 innocent people imprisoned by the U.S. government because of their Japanese ancestry. In this eloquent memoir, she describes both the day-to-day and the dramatic turning points of this profound injustice: what is was like to face an indefinite sentence in crowded, primitive camps; the struggle for survival and dignity; and the strength gained from learning what she was capable of and could do to sustain her family. It is at once a coming-of-age story with interest for young readers, an engaging narrative on a topic still not widely known, and a timely warning for the present era of terrorism. Complete with period photos, the book also brings readers up to the present, including the author's celebration of the National Japanese American Memorial dedication in 2000.
EAN: 9780939165537
ISBN: 0939165538
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW SAGE PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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