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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
by Lauren Kessler
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Stubborn Twig is a classic American story, a story of immigrants making their way in a new land. It is a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and the drama of fiction, a moving saga about the challenges of becoming an American.... (read more)

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Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
by Lawson Fusao Inada
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Cultural Writing. Asian-American Studies. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were uprooted from their homes and communitites and banished to remote internment camps. This collection of haunting... (read more)

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Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
by Jeanne W Houston
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Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was sent to live at Manzanar internment camp. This is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.... (read more)

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Citizen 13660
Citizen 13660
by Mine Okubo
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Mine Okubo was one of 110,000 people of Japanese descent--nearly two-thirds of them American citizens -- who were rounded up into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, her memoir of life in relocation centers in California and... (read more)

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Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Asian America)
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Asian America)
by Leslie T Hatamiya
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This book is a case study of the political, institutional, and external factors that led to the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.... (read more)

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Making Home from War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement
Making Home from War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement
by Brian Dempster
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After the attack on Pearl Harbor, 112,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most US citizens, were taken from their homes and imprisoned in concentration camps. This collection of 12 memoirs by Japanese internment camp survivors focuses on those who... (read more)

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Turning Japanese Memoirs of a Sansei
Turning Japanese Memoirs of a Sansei
by David Mura
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A journal of discovery by a poet and third-generation Japanese-American who explores the sense of difference that haunts him both at home and in Japan.... (read more)

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Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity
Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity
by David Mura
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In Turning Japanese, poet David Mura chronicled a year in Japan in which his sense of identity as a Japanese American was transformed. In Where the Body Meets Memory, Mura focuses on his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned... (read more)

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Nisei Sansei: Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics (Asian American History & Culture)
Nisei Sansei: Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics (Asian American History & Culture)
by Jere Takahashi
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A thorough examination of the diverse political styles of second and third generation Japanese Americans and their resonance within the changing racial dynamics and political complexities in the United States.... (read more)

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Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
Yokohama Yankee: My Family's Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
by Leslie Helm
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"A lovely, unsettling family story and a vivid traversal of modern Japanese history that will impress the jaded Japan scholar and inspire the curious general reader or memoir fan." — Library Journal Helm was the Tokyo correspondent for the Los... (read more)

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Talking to High Monks in the Snow: Asian-American Odyssey, an
Talking to High Monks in the Snow: Asian-American Odyssey, an
by Lydia Yuri Minatoya
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Chapter 1 Albany, New York My Mother's Music "I believe that the Japanese word for wife" "literally means honorable person remaining within," says my mother. "During the nineteen twenties, when I was a child in Japan, my seventeen-year-old cousin... (read more)

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Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress (Asian American Experience)
Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress (Asian American Experience)
by Mitchell T Maki
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An inspiring story of wrongs made right as well as a practical guide to getting legislation through Congress.... (read more)

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Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community
Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community
by David A Neiwert
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Strawberry Days tells the vivid and moving tale of the creation and destruction of a Japanese immigrant community. Before World War II, Bellevue, the now-booming "edge city" on the outskirts of Seattle, was a prosperous farm town renowned for its... (read more)

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Citizen 13660 (Classics of Asian American Literature)
Citizen 13660 (Classics of Asian American Literature)
by Mine Okubo
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Mine Okubo was one of more than a hundred thousand people of Japanese descent - nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens - who were forced into "protective custody" shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's illustrated... (read more)

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Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II (Chicago Series in Law and Society)
Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II (Chicago Series in Law and Society)
by Eric Muller
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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001 In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting... (read more)

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Politics of Fieldwork (99 Edition)
Politics of Fieldwork (99 Edition)
by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
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During World War II, over thirty American anthropologists participated in empirical and applied research on more than 110,000 Japanese Americans subjected to mass removal and incarceration by the federal government. While that experience has been widely... (read more)

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Yarn: Remembering the Way Home
Yarn: Remembering the Way Home
by Kyoko Mori
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A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love, and finding home by a New York Times notable author. As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Mori's understanding of knitting deepens. From flawed school mittens to beautiful unmatched... (read more)

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Being Japanese American: A Ja Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends
Being Japanese American: A Ja Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa . . . and Their Friends
by Gil Asakawa
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From immigration to discrimination and internment, and then to reparations and a high rate of intermarriage, Americans of Japanese descent share a long and sometimes painful history, and now fear their unique culture is being lost. Gil Asakawa’s... (read more)

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Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer and American Racism
Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer and American Racism
by Richard Drinnon
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Analyzing the career of Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority during WWII and Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1950-53, Richard Drinnon shows that the pattern for the Japanese internment was set a century earlier by... (read more)

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Restless Wave: My Life in Two Worlds
Restless Wave: My Life in Two Worlds
by Ayako Ishigaki
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With this critically acclaimed 1940 memoir, pioneering Japanese writer and activist Ayako Ishigaki made history. Restless Wave is the first book written in English by a Japanese woman, introducing Western readers to a largely unknown world; a unique... (read more)

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