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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:   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, American
Named Person: Seiichi Higashide
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seiichi Higashide
ISBN: 0295979143 9780295979144
OCLC Number: 44680731
Description: 259 p. : ill., 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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"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 were interned in the US during WWII. Excellent memoir portrays Asian immigrant experience of cultural adaption in Latin America. Insightful foreword by the late C. Harvey Gardiner, who wrote extensively on the Japanese in Latin America and Peru, in particular"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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