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Adios to tears : the memoirs of a Japanese-Peruvian internee in U.S. concentration camps

Author: Seiichi Higashide
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st University of Washington Press edView all editions and formats
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"English translation and first privately published edition of a valuable book on Japanese immigration and internment during WWII. Initially published in Japanese to a limited readership. This informative study, candidly and insightfully written, details the formative period of Japanese migration to Peru and, just as importantly, the trying experience of the author, his family, and 1,800 other Japanese-Peruvians who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Seiichi Higashide; Seiichi Higashide
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seiichi Higashide
ISBN: 0295979143 9780295979144
OCLC Number: 44680731
Description: 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / C. Harvey Gardiner --
Preface to the Year 2000 Edition / Elsa H. Kudo --
The Fall of the Higashide Family --
Pursuing a Dream of Success Overseas --
My New World, Peru --
Moving Toward Financial Independence --
Approaching Storm Clouds --
Fierce Winds of Oppression --
The Pitiful "Japanese People's Army of Peru" --
The Ordeal of "Utopia" --
From a Barbed-wire "Town" to a Chain-link Town --
A Concrete Frontier --
Becoming Americanized --
Hawaii--A Paradise of Sea and Sun --
Epilogue / Julie Small.
Other Titles: Namida no adiosu.
Responsibility: Seiichi Higashide ; foreword by C. Harvey Gardiner ; preface by Elsa H. Kudo ; epilogue by Julie Small.

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Born in Hokkaido, Seiichi Higashide emigrated to Peru in 1931. By the late 1930s he was a shopkeeper and community leader in the provincial town of Ica, but following the outbreak of World War II, he  Read more...

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"What tears must have been shed by this former hostage of America in writing this heart-wrenching masterpiece. Readers will be inspired, enthralled, and will end up caring deeply." oMichi Nishiura Read more...

 
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