During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government In Looking After Minidoka the internment camp years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese American life, from immigration to the end of the twentieth century Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, language and education, employment and social standing, prejudice and pain, communal values and personal dreams....
|Title||:||Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir (Break Away Books)|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press October 1, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||236 pages|
|File Size||:||798 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir (Break Away Books) Reviews
Full disclosure: I was an undergraduate student at Stanford with the author.
I read this because I discovered the author was a good friend of my oldest sister and she recommended it. I also chose to read it because it is the 75th anniversary of the internment. I was a History major in College but had no idea the first generation of Japanese immigrants were not allowed to become citizens or own property. This book was very informative on the subject.
This book made me realize how blissfully ignorant I was of the injustice done to the American Japanese during WWII.
Neil Nakadate, my colleague at Iowa State, has produced a marvelous blend of the personal and the historical in this book about the "relocation camps" that imprisoned Japanese-Americans during World War II. By turns I was saddened, amused, and horrified, but even as he wrote of his own family's tribulations he maintained a calm and objective voice, letting others speak of racism and xenophobia.
I had to buy this book for my class and the instructor is the author. Need I say more.
Excellent book on the Japanese encampment during WWII. Nakadate wrote with emotion and underlying anger at the treatment Asians received throughout their settlement in the United States. I am amazed sometimes that so many would want to relocate here given the mistreatment of they received.
A moving interweaving of a family's story with the history of immigration, war, and civil rights and an evocative reflection on the resonance of the past with the present.