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Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (Asian America (Hardcover))

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This book analyzes how the politics of memory and history affected representations of the World War II internment of Japanese Americans during the last six decades. It compares attempts by government officials, internees, academics, and activists to control interpretations of internment causes and consequences in congressional hearings, court proceedings, scholarship, popular literature, ethnic community events, monuments, museums, films, and Web sites. Initial accounts celebrated internee loyalty, military patriotism, postwar assimilation, and "model minority" success. Later histories emphasized racist "concentration camps," protests inside the camps, and continued suffering within the community.

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Part of the Asian America series presented by Stanford University, this book analyzes how the politics of memory and history affected representations of the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. Murray (history, U. of California Santa Cruz) focuses on the experiences and perspectives of the Nisei, the second-generation Japanese Americans, who were active post-World War II in the movement to redress the internment issues, interviewing former internees and redress activists as part of her research. The nine chapters progress in a roughly chronological historiography since World War II while also addressing histories of the "military necessity" for internment, the loyalty and patriotism of the Japanese American Citizens League, the "helpful" administrative advisors and "objective" researchers in the camps, and the representation of the internment in art and media. An epilogue focuses on the legacy of the Japanese American internment and redress. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book explores how the politics of memory and history affected representations of the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and the passage of redress legislation in 1988.

About the Author

Alice Yang Murray is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her publications include Major Problems in Asian American History (2003), and What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? (2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804745345
Author:
Murray, Alice
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Japanese Americans - Reparations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Asian America
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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