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Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

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The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition. Accompanying this view is the assumption that the ethnic group held unqualified allegiance to the United States. Between Two Empires probes the complexities of prewar Japanese America to show how Japanese in America held an in-between space between the United States and the empire of Japan, between American nationality and Japanese racial identity.

Synopsis:

Eiichiro Azuma is an Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Immigrant transnationalism between two empires — I: Multiple beginnings — Mercantilists, colonialists, and laborers: heterogeneous origins of Japanese America — II: Convergences and divergences — Re-forming the immigrant masses: the transnational construction of a moral citizenry — Zaibei doho: racial exclusion and the making of an American minority — III: Pioneers and successors — "Pioneers of Japanese development": history making and racial identity — The problem of generation: preparing the nisei for the future — Wages of immigrant internationalism: nisei in the ancestral land — IV: Complexities of immigrant nationalism — Helping Japan, helping ourselves: the meaning of issei patriotism — Ethnic nationalism and racial struggle: interethnic relations in the California delta — Wartime racisms, state nationalisms, and the collapse of immigrant transnationalism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198036128
Subtitle:
Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Azuma, Eiichirō
Author:
Azuma, Eiichiro
Subject:
History, American | 1900-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Japan Relations United States.
Subject:
United States Relations Japan.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050317
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
306

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Japan

Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America
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Product details 306 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780198036128 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Eiichiro Azuma is an Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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