Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama

Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama

by Diane C. Fujino
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816645922

ISBN-13: 9780816645923

Pub. Date: 04/24/2005

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

The anti-Japanese racism in California during World War II first sparked recognition of the iniquities of race in America in the 20- year-old Yuri Nakahara (later Yuri Kochiyama). She was to go on to a lifetime of radical anti-racism activism which brought her into contact with Malcolm X, the Revolutionary Action Movement, Puerto Rican independence activists, and many

Overview

The anti-Japanese racism in California during World War II first sparked recognition of the iniquities of race in America in the 20- year-old Yuri Nakahara (later Yuri Kochiyama). She was to go on to a lifetime of radical anti-racism activism which brought her into contact with Malcolm X, the Revolutionary Action Movement, Puerto Rican independence activists, and many others over the years. In this biography of the activist, Fujino (Asian American studies, U. of California at Santa Barbara) describes her political development and considers what her life shows about the relationship between social movements and individual activists. The work is in large part based on extensive interviews with Kochiyama. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816645923
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/24/2005
Series:
Critical American Studies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents AcknowledgmentsFamily Tree of Yuri Kochiyama Introduction: Change 1. A Colorblind Patriot in Pre-War America2. Concentration Camps and a Growing Awareness of Race3. New York, New Life4. Plunging into Civil Rights5. Meeting Malcolm X6. Transformation of a Revolutionary Nationalist7. Political Prisoners and the Heartbeat of Struggle8. Asian Americans and the Rise of a New Movement9. The Most Incessant Activist Epilogue: The Never Ending Struggle NotesIndex

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