Looking After Minidoka
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Looking After Minidoka : An American Memoir

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 19 b&w illus.
  • 0253011027
  • 9780253011022

Table of contents

Preface: My Nickel
Acknowledgements
Note on Terminology and Pronunciation
Introduction: Looking After Minidoka
I. Issei
II. Nisei
III. Minidoka, 1942-1945
IV. Sansei
V. Unfinished
Bibliography
Credits
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Review quote

This book is highly readable and contains fascinating details not usually covered in other books on Japanese American history. * Oregon Historical Quarterly * This remarkable book is highly recommended reading for (younger) Sansei, Yonsei, Gosei and members of the burgeoning hapa population, as well of those of whatever background, in and out of educational institutions, who seek enrichment as individuals and communal beings within a multicultural nation via greater awareness of the Nikkei experience in the United States. * Nichi Bei * Poetic yet sharply honest, the family story unfolds within the larger context of the national saga. You'll wince but read it anyway. Your soul will be better for it. * Nuvo *
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About Neil Nakadate

Neil Nakadate is Emeritus Professor of English, Iowa State University.
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