Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295994758
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Series: Classics of Asian American Literature Series
Edition description: revised edition
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 315,790
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yoshiko Uchida (1921–92) was born in Berkeley, California, and was in her senior year at the University of California, Berkeley, when Japanese Americans on the West Coast were rounded up and interned. Traise Yamamoto is associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Masking Selves, Making Subjects: Japanese American Women, Identity, and the Body.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Traise Yamamoto

1. The House above Grove Street2. On Being Japanese and American3. Pearl Harbor4. Evacuation5. Tanforan: A Horse Stall for Four6. Tanforan: City behind Barbed Wire7. Topaz: City of Dust8. Topaz: Winter’s Despair

Epilogue

What People are Saying About This

Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Yoshiko Uchida has given us a chronicle of a very special kind of courage, the courage to preserve normalcy and humanity in the face of irrationality and inhumanity. Her family’s story, told in loving detail, brings alive the internment experience and is an important book for all Americans. It is not a history of the decisions that were made during this period; rather, it is the story of the human lives touched and molded by those decisions. As such, it is infinitely more important, and infinitely more precious.

United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Yoshiko Uchida has given us a chronicle of a very special kind of courage, the courage to preserve normalcy and humanity in the face of irrationality and inhumanity. Her family’s story, told in loving detail, brings alive the internment experience and is an important book for all Americans. It is not a history of the decisions that were made during this period, but rather it is the story of the human lives touched and molded by those decisions. As such it is infinitely more important, and infinitely more precious.

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