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Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of Collaborations
Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of Collaborations
by Akemi Kikumura Yano
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Los Angeles's Japanese American National Museum, established in 1992, remains the only museum in the United States expressly dedicated to sharing the story of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The National Museum is a unique institution that operates in... (read more)

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Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps
Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps
by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald
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When Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was seventeen years old, she and her family were evacuated from their home on Vashon Island, Washington, and sent to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans. Along with nearly 120,000 other people of Japanese ancestry... (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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Rising Suns, Rising Daughters: Gender, Class and Power in Japan
Rising Suns, Rising Daughters: Gender, Class and Power in Japan
by Joanna Liddle
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Surprisingly little is known in the West about Japanese women. Exploring themes of gender and class, this book traces the changing position of women through history and into the present. Repudiating the cliché of the submissive Japanese woman, the... (read more)

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Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil
Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil
by David Mas Masumoto
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David Mas Masumoto, best-selling author of , returns to the same ground but digs even deeper in a new, "more ambitious book" in which "he lets his philosophy about man and nature emerge from an absorbing chronicle of his life and that of his Japanese... (read more)

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Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence
Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence
by Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey
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Lily Nakai and her family lived in southern California, where sometimes she and a friend dreamt of climbing the Hollywood sign that lit the night. At age ten, after believing that her family was simply going on a “camping trip,” she found... (read more)

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Nisei Daughter
Nisei Daughter
by Monica Sone
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With charm, humor, and deep understanding, a Japanese American woman tells how it was to grow up on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to "relocation" dring World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry--77... (read more)

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Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
by Kyoko Mori
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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 Waka Houston
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During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the... (read more)

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Citizen 13660
Citizen 13660
by Mine Okubo
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Mine Okubo was one of over one hundred thousand people of Japanese descent--nearly two-thirds of whom were American citizens--who were forced into "protective custody" shortly after Pearl Harbor. Citizen 13660, Okubo's graphic memoir of life in... (read more)

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Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment
Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment
by Kimi Cunningham Grant
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Kimi's Obaachan, her grandmother, had always been a silent presence throughout her youth.  Sipping tea by the fire, preparing sushi for the family, or indulgently listening to Ojichan's (grandfather's) stories for the thousandth time, Obaachan was a... (read more)

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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
by Lauren Kessler
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In 1903, Masuo Yasui came to America and eventually became a successful orchardist and father of eight children. But the "relocation" of Japanese Americans during World War II caused Yasui to take his own life. The Yasui family opened its records and... (read more)

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Issei Pioneers: Hawaii & the Mainland, 1885-1924
Issei Pioneers: Hawaii & the Mainland, 1885-1924
by Akemi Kikumura
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This catalog, prepared to accompany the inaugural exhibit of the Japanese American National Museum, located in Los Angeles, is the first of a planned series of works that will tell the history of Japanese Americans. Extensive text accompanies photos... (read more)

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Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II
Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II
by Roger Daniels
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As issues of national security have recently led many to question the scope and extent of our civil liberties, there is a rekindled interest in the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. This brief guide uncovers the history of... (read more)

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Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage
Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage
by Haru Mat Reischauer
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Samurai and Silk is beautifully written, with a sense of intimacy that only firsthand experience and family traditions could confer. It is also a work of broad historical value, since both grandfathers played a major role in reshaping Japan and laying... (read more)

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Our House Divided: Seven Japanese American Families in World War II
Our House Divided: Seven Japanese American Families in World War II
by Tomi Kaiza Knaefler
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Profiles families that were divided between Japan, Hawaii, and the US when war broke out at Pearl Harbor. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Dear Miye: Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946
Dear Miye: Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946
by Mary Kimoto Tomita
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The letters of Mary Kimoto Tomita tell the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who, along with over ten thousand other Japanese Americans, was stranded in Japan during World War II. Mary's letters to her two closest friends, Miye Yamasaki,... (read more)

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Prejudice, war, and the Constitution
Prejudice, war, and the Constitution
by Jacobus Tenbroek
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Voices Raised in Protest: Defending Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49
Voices Raised in Protest: Defending Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49
by Stephanie Bangarth
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Through Harsh Winters the Life of a Japa
Through Harsh Winters the Life of a Japa
by Akemi Kikumura
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