After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life by Greg Robinson

By Greg Robinson

This e-book illuminates quite a few facets of a valuable yet unexplored sector of yankee historical past: the midcentury eastern American adventure. an unlimited and ever-growing literature exists, first at the access and payment of jap immigrants within the usa on the flip of the 20 th century, then at the event of the immigrants and their American-born childrens in the course of international conflict II. but the basic query, "What occurred afterwards?" is still all yet unanswered in ancient literature. Excluded from the wartime monetary increase and scarred psychologically by way of their wartime ordeal, the previous camp inmates struggled to remake their lives within the years that undefined. This quantity includes a chain of case experiences that make clear a number of advancements with regards to jap american citizens within the aftermath in their wartime confinement, together with resettlement national, the psychological and actual readjustment of the previous inmates, and their political engagement, such a lot significantly in live performance with different racialized and ethnic minority groups.

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