Citizen 13660

Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295959894
Release Date: 1946
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Drawings with brief comments by the author describe her memories of life in a California internment camp during World War II

Japanese American Internment during World War II A History and Reference Guide

Author: Wendy Ng
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313096556
Release Date: 2001-12-30
Genre: Social Science

The internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. This history and reference guide will help students and other interested readers to understand the history of this action and its reinterpretation in recent years, but it will also help readers to understand the Japanese American wartime experience through the words of those who were interned. Why did the U.S. government take this extraordinary action? How was the evacuation and resettlement handled? How did Japanese Americans feel on being asked to leave their homes and live in what amounted to concentration camps? How did they respond, and did they resist? What developments have taken place in the last twenty years that have reevaluated this wartime action? A variety of materials is provided to assist readers in understanding the internment experience. Six interpretive essays examine key aspects of the event and provide new interpretations based on the most recent scholarship. Essays include: - A short narrative history of the Japanese in America before World War II - The evacuation - Life within barbed wire-the assembly and relocation centers - The question of loyalty-Japanese Americans in the military and draft resisters - Legal challenges to the evacuation and internment - After the war-resettlement and redress A chronology of events, 26 biographical profiles of important figures, the text of 10 key primary documents--from Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment camps, to first-person accounts of the internment experience--a glossary of terms, and an annotative bibliography of recommended print sources and web sites provide ready reference value. Every library should update its resources on World War II with this history and reference guide.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature 3 volumes

Author: Guiyou Huang
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781567207361
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

No No Boy

Author: John Okada
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295806006
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Fiction

"No-No Boy has the honor of being the very first Japanese American novel,� writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword to John Okada�s classic of Asian American literature. First published in 1956, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. It was not until the mid-1970s that a new generation of Japanese American writers and scholars recognized the novel�s importance and popularized it as one of literature�s most powerful testaments to the Asian American experience. No-No Boy tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional version of the real-life �no-no boys.� Yamada answered �no� twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. Unwilling to pledge himself to the country that interned him and his family, Ichiro earns two years in prison and the hostility of his family and community when he returns home to Seattle. As Ozeki writes, Ichiro�s �obsessive, tormented� voice subverts Japanese postwar �model-minority� stereotypes, showing a fractured community and one man�s �threnody of guilt, rage, and blame as he tries to negotiate his reentry into a shattered world.� The first edition of No-No Boy since 1979 presents this important work to new generations of readers. Replaces ISBN 9780295955254

A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900 1950

Author: Peter Stoneley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470693292
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, alongside key texts of the period by Richard Wright, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Anzia Yezierska Examines how the works of these diverse writers have been interpreted in their own day and how current readings have expanded our understanding of their cultural and literary significance Covers a broad range of topics, including the First and Second World Wars, literary language differences, author celebrity, the urban landscape, modernism, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, regionalism, and African-American fiction Gives students the contextual information necessary for formulating their own critiques of classic American fiction


Author: Walter Toman
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406691249
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Psychology

Ob man das einzige Kind war oder ob man Geschwister hatte, ob ältere er jüngere Geschwister, ob solche vom gleichen Geschlecht od oder vom anderen Geschlecht, oder beides, ob die Eltern aus kleinen oder größeren Familien stammen, ob Personenverluste in den Familien zu beklagen waren, wie gut die Erfahrungen der Ehepartner in ihren jeweiligen Herkunftsfamilien zusammenpassen und wie sich die Kinderfolge, die ihnen das Schicksal beschert, in diese Erfahrungen einfügt, alles das wird hier beschrieben. Die Leser finden in dieser Vielfalt auch Aufschluß über ihre eigene Familienkonstellation, ebenso über jene der Freunde und Bekannten, der Liebes- oder Ehepartner. Die eigenen Eltern und Geschwister können sie ebenfalls besser verstehen lernen, und im täglichen Umgang mit den Kindern, wenn sie welche haben, wird ihnen manches einleuchten, das sie zunächst verwunderte. Wenn sie noch keine Kinder haben, aber welche möchten, können sie hier erfahren, was ihnen an Möglichkeiten bevorsteht. Wenn sie keine Kinder wollen, finden sie vielleicht sogar dafür eine Erklärung. Alles hier Gesagte ist der Wirklichkeit, dem tatsächlichen Verhalten und Handeln der Menschen und den vielen Familienleben nachgezeichnet, die der Autor systematisch beobachtet und an denen er oft auch beraterisch oder therapeutisch Anteil genommen hat.


Author: Joy Kogawa
Publisher: Leipzig : Reclam
ISBN: 337901477X
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Japanese Canadians Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Fiction