Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans

Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312221997
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/03/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.84(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Erica Harth is Professor of Humanities and Women's Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of many publications on early modern France. She spent a year of her childhood at Manzanar, California (one of the relocation centers for Japanese Americans), where her mother was working for the War Relocation Authority.

Table of Contents

List of Photographsix
Part IParents and Children
Another Spring21
Legacy of Silence (I)35
Legacy of Silence (II)47
Echoes from Generation to Generation61
Part IIFamily Secrets
Mixing Stories75
A Daughter's Need to Know99
Return to Gila River115
Part IIIWhat we took from the camps
Memories from Behind Barbed Wire129
Pictures from Camp139
"Isamu Noguchi: 5-7-A, Poston, Arizona"153
From Manzanar to the Present: A Personal Journey167
Democracy for Beginners187
Part IVFrom the Past to the Future
Ethnic Expectations: The Politics of Staging the Internment Camps205
The Life and Times of Rabbit in the Moon215
The Legacy of the Battle of Bruyeres: Reflections of a Sansei Francophile229
Loyalty and Concentration Camps in America: The Japanese American Precedent and the Internal Security Act of 1950253
Nineteen in '98: A Conversation on Studying the Internment271
AppendixChronology of Events283
Suggestions for Further Reading291

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